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A vote to limit health choices
Sacramento Business Journal

On Aug 23, the California Health Benefits Exchange board voted to exclude stand-alone vision plans from offering coverage in the California Health Benefits individual exchange. The reasons given were that these plans are “not allowed” to participate and because of administrative complexity and cost.

This means that consumers who will be accessing vision care through the California exchange will be limited to vision plans associated with medical plans only — something that United Healthcare and Kaiser, who own their own vision plans, lobbied hard to achieve.