As California moves closer to offering a statewide health care exchange, the California State Auditor has released a report that suggests there's still important work left to do.

Covered California, the state's health care exchange, should be able to go by October of this year.

"But there are some challenges ahead, and some critical work that still needs to be done," Margarita Fernandez with the California State Auditor's Office said.

Fernandez said there are supposed to be three offices to manage the health care exchange.

"They haven't signed a lease agreement yet for any site," she said.

And 354 workers should have been hired by May.

"What we saw is that they had only hired 44 at that time," Fernandez said.

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