Washington

  • Exchanges: Washington will run a state-based exchange.
  • Medicaid Expansion: Washington supports Medicaid expansion and is moving forward with it at this time.
  • Medicare Advantage Enrollment: Washington currently has 312,921 seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage, or about 29% of all Medicare beneficiaries.

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NEWS OF NOTE
» Gov. Gregoire’s statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act (press release)
» Washington Post – Washington State Provides Case Study on Effects of Health-Care Reform
» Washington State Health Care Authority – Exchange Names CEO
» Seattle Post-Intelligencer – Washington Lawmakers Pass Rules for Insurance Exchange
» Washington State Health Care Authority – HCA Announces Apparently Successful Vendor for Exchange System Design

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“Washington State’s Individual Market Was Essentially Dead”

A Washington Post/Bloomberg News article examines Washington state’s experience with health reform, and how it could foreshadow what is to come should the Supreme Court strike down the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act while upholding the rest of the law. Continue reading

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