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Governor signs board changes to Covered California
San Francisco Chronicle

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at diversifying California’s health exchange board by expanding the eligibility criteria for members.

The governor’s office announced Monday that he signed SB972 by Democratic Sen. Norma Torres of Pomona. She said her bill responds to consumer complaints of long waits, confusing website materials and low minority enrollment on the Covered California exchange.

The bill broadens the qualifications for the five-member Covered California board, which is currently dominated with health care and insurance administrators.

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