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California’s health exchange spurns Obama directive
The Mercury News

It’s all systems go for the federal health care law in California after the state on Thursday spurned President Barack Obama’s directive allowing millions of Americans to extend their current health insurance policies through 2014.

In a stunning move that reverberated across the nation, the five-member board of Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, voted unanimously to stay the course and continue building on the exchange’s momentum of successfully enrolling tens of thousands of people in new health care plans.