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State health exchange says some board member emails are private
Sacramento Bee

California’s health insurance exchange, the agency responsible for administering the federal health care law, does not provide official email addresses to members of its governing board.

So it became an issue last month when a consumer group requested from the exchange a long list of public records, including any communications between agency officials and health insurance companies.

Representatives for Consumer Watchdog were told that because board members do not have email accounts with Covered California, their communications are private.