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Concerns surface over Covered California small-biz health program
Sacramento Business Journal

The timing looked suspicious: Michael Lujan, the man responsible for marketing California’s new health care exchange to individuals and small businesses, submitted his resignation the day before Covered California announced its health plan lineup and rates for the small employer program. But Lujan had signed on for one year, decided it was time to go and submitted his resignation July 15.

The news hit the fan last week because executive director Peter Lee had been on vacation and the change was not formally approved until the program geared up for its big rate and plan announcement Aug. 1.