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Covered California’s chief: Exchange will roll by Oct. 1
San Francisco Business Times

Peter Lee, executive director of the new Covered California health benefits exchange, is eerily sanguine about the chances of having a functioning health care exchange ready to enroll users by Oct. 1 — less than nine months from now — and have the exchange operational on Jan. 1. The quasi-governmental agency still needs to hire hundreds of people, complete its IT infrastructure, finalize health plan designs, contract with participating health plans and market its services to uninsured and small-business populations likely to know little about it.