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Gov. John Hickenlooper did not reappoint two of the three insurance-industry executives serving on the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange board, announcing Friday that he had replaced them with non-industry members after a group of patient-advocate organizations campaigned for him to remove the influence of insurers from the board....
....Hickenlooper issued the appointments in a news release without comment on why he chose the four board members.
But Dede de Percin, executive director of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, said that her group, the Colorado Center on Law and Policy and a number of other patient-advocacy organizations wrote to Hickenlooper and asked him not to reappoint either Soberg or Ruiz-Moss.
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