Washington Health Benefit Exchange joins the Alliance
This month, we’re excited to welcome the Washington Health Benefit Exchange as the newest member of the Alliance.
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is a public-private partnership established in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) to implement a new health insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses. The Exchange is separate from the state and governed by an independent 11-member board.
The Exchange is an important stakeholder in our health care market. Since going live on Oct. 1, 2013, nearly 2 million people – one out of every four Washington residents – have used Washington Healthplanfinder to secure health insurance coverage at low or no cost. A recent Gallup Survey found that the state’s uninsured rate has dropped more from 16.8 to 6.4 percent since the opening of the Exchange – the fifth highest such decline in the nation.
We look forward to collaborating with the Exchange to drive the health care market to one that rewards value.