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Rollout of state health exchange tops expectations
Sacramento Bee

Californians can breathe a sigh of relief over a crucial first step in implementing health care reform. State officials last week unveiled the health plans and premium rates that will be available under the California health exchange.

They show the market is working as intended – actually better. Thirty-three health plans – including some from out of state – competed to offer plans for the uninsured who don’t get insurance through an employer, through Medicare (the federal insurance program for the elderly) or Medi-Cal (the federal-state partnership providing insurance for lower-income Americans). Thirteen plans were selected.

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