Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 05/15/2019

Inslee Signs Bill Creating Public Option In Washington

By Amy Lotven / May 14, 2019 at 1:08 PM
Washington Democratic governor and presidential candidate Jay Inslee on Monday (May 13) signed the nation's first public option law. The legislation, pushed by Inslee and passed through the legislature last month, requires the state’s health agency to contract with one or more issuers to create bronze, silver and gold standardized “Cascade Care” plans that will be sold in the state-run exchange by 2021. While the legislature considered banning all non-standardized products after 2025, the final version only calls for a...

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