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Schwarzenegger appoints 2 to health exchange board

Friday, December 31, 2010

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed two members of his administration to a board that will oversee California's implementation of the new federal health care law.

The governor announced the appointments of 51-year-old Kimberly Belshe, his cabinet secretary for health and human services, and 50-year-old Susan Kennedy, his chief of staff, on Friday to the five-member California Health Benefit Exchange.

The exchange is responsible for creating an Internet-based marketplace where consumers can shop for health insurance.

Belshe, a Republican, was director of the state's Department of Health Services under Gov. Pete Wilson.

Kennedy, a Democrat, has previously served on the California Public Utilities Commission.

Another two members of the exchange's board will be appointed by the Legislature.

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