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A Second Chance at Insuring the Masses
The Wall Street Journal

Years ago, Peter V. Lee presided over a failed effort to help California small businesses buy health insurance by pooling their purchasing power. Now he is getting another shot at expanding health-care access as executive director of Covered California, the largest state exchange spawned by the 2010 federal health-care law. The exchanges are marketplaces through which individuals and small businesses will buy insurance starting next year. California is one of 16 states running its own exchange; elsewhere, the federal government will run some or all of the operation.