Now on KHN's blog, Capital Public Radio’s Pauline Bartolone, working in collaboration with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports on the expansion of Washington's online insurance marketplace: "Washington State’s health insurance exchange is looking to be an attractive marketplace for new health insurance carriers, according to an early analysis of insurer premium rate filings by McKinsey & Company. Four new insurers have applied to sell individual policies in the state’s exchange next year, making Washington among the states with the highest number of new exchange entrants of the 12 states where preliminary 2015 rates have been filed, according to McKinsey. If insurance regulators approve the new carriers, Washington will have 12 insurers on the exchange in 2015, up from eight participating this year" (Bartolone, 6/30). Check out what else is on the blog.
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