|By Dale Kasler, The Sacramento Bee|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The statement was released through the
Lynch noted that VSP is adding hundreds of jobs in
VSP put that hiring on hold last fall, when it got into a fight with the California Health Benefit Exchange, which is setting up the state's online insurance market.
The agency had issued tentative rules that excluded stand-alone vision insurers like VSP from big slices of the market. Lynch wrote an op-ed piece that said, "Maybe it's time for us to choose to go where we are wanted."
A slew of elected officials came to VSP's defense, noting the company employs 2,100 workers in the area. The agency backed down and rewrote the rules to VSP's liking.
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