FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
With the signature Thursday of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, California became the first state in the union to begin work on a health insurance exchange, the online marketplace established by the federal Affordable Care Act where consumers can shop for insurance plans. "Today we are celebrating a package of legislation that moves California one giant step closer toward quality, affordable health care for all," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "Health care reform has long been a priority for my Administration, and now that the federal reform is taking effect, it's critical that Californians have good information about the changes that are coming. This new website will help people understand how those changes will affect them." People will not be able to use the California Health Benefit Exchange until 2014, when healthcare coverage will be mandated for most Americans. That California is the first state to act may make its health insurance exchange a model for other states.
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