WA Health Insurance Exchange Gets Green Light

December 12, 2012

Washington is going to get a jumpstart on federal

health care reform. On Monday the state got the OK along with 5 other states to go ahead with setting up a state-

based health insurance exchange. Washington Healthplanfinder will be the online portal for people to compare and

enroll in health insurance coverage starting next October. 

Isaac Kaplan-Woolner spoke with

a Healthplanfinder spokesman Michael Marchand about how this major reform to health care will



Washington was one of six states to get the early approval to set up the health

insurance exchange announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The other states were:

Maryland, Oregon, Massachusetts, Colorado and Connecticut.