Insurance Commissioner releases report on marketplace before and after ACA

February 11, 2016

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner released a report Feb. 3 examining the health insurance marketplace in Washington State before and after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The report states that more than 300,000 Washingtonians have gained health insurance since 2012, and the state’s uninsured rate has dropped from 13.9 percent at the end of 2012 to 8.2 percent in 2014. The greatest gains were made in Adams, Yakima and Grays Harbor counties. Those who remain uninsured are more likely to be age 18 to 34, lower income, less educated, and predominantly Caucasian and Hispanic. Federal premium subsidies also helped 120,000 residents. Click here to see the full report. (Tim Pfarr)


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