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Bill Seeks to Reduce Health Care Contracts Secrecy

Bill Seeks to Reduce Health Care Contracts Secrecy


A state legislative committee has approved a bill that would require California's health insurance exchange to make more contract information publicly available. The Senate Health Committee voted 9-0 to pass the legislation introduced after a story by The Associated Press revealed the unique degree of privacy granted to Covered California. Exchange officials currently can keep contracts private for one year. Contract amounts can be kept secret indefinitely.

 

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