Washington State is one of only five states in the country that has seen a drop of more than 10 percent in their uninsured rates since 2013, according to a new Gallup poll released this week. Washington’s current uninsured rate is 6.4 percent. States that have both an insurance exchange and Medicaid expansion have seen the largest reduction in uninsured rates.
WSHA has long been a supporter of programs and policies that make it easier for Washington residents to get ?health ?insurance, as it means more people have better access to the care they need. The only states with larger drops in their uninsured rates were Arkansas, Kentucky, Oregon and Rhode Island.