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Probe sought in California no-bid health contracts
Sacramento Bee

California’s health insurance exchange faced calls Monday for a state investigation of its contracting practices, while a state senator urged the agency to account for deals that steered millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the agency’s executive director.

The no-bid deals “reek of the kind of cronyism that all public servants should be interested in eliminating,” Sen. Ted Gaines, a Republican running for state insurance commissioner, said in a letter to Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee.