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Governor vetoes VSP-backed plan to work with Covered California
Sacramento Business Journal

Once again, VSP Global got the door slammed on hopes to get access to new business through Covered California. Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Thursday that would have established a separate vision care marketplace with links to the exchange website — even though VSP and other vision plans agreed to front the money to get it going until operating costs could keep it afloat. Assembly Bill 1877 by Democratic Assemblyman Ken Cooley from Rancho Cordova would have created a vision care access council in state government, modeled after the state health benefit exchange.