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VIDEO: Murray Releases Web Video on WA Health Insurance Marketplace

Sep 30 2013

Starting tomorrow, Washington residents can visit www.WAHealthplanfinder.org to enroll



Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released a web video, highlighting the benefits of enrolling in Washington state’s new health insurance marketplace, “Washington Healthplanfinder.” Starting tomorrow, Washingtonians will be able to purchase affordable, quality health coverage by visiting www.WAHealthplanfinder.org and enrolling in a plan that best fits their budget. Coverage for Washington state residents begins January 2014 with open enrollment concluding March 2014. 

Washington Healthplanfinder is an easily accessible online marketplace for individuals, families, and small businesses to compare and enroll in quality health insurance plans and access important cost savings,” said Senator Patty Murray. “Families and small business owners will continue to benefit from better access and more choices, and insurance companies will be forced to compete for the business of Washington state families.”

Fast Facts: Washington and the Affordable Care Act:

  • More than 835,000 uninsured Washingtonians are eligible to enroll in the new health insurance marketplace
  • 91% of eligible uninsured Washingtonians may get tax credits or Medicaid
  • 62,000 more young adults in Washington now have coverage through their parents’ plan
  • Washingtonians received more than $806,497 in rebates from insurers—an average of $512 per family
  • In Washington, seniors on Medicare saved $113 million on prescription drugs because of the Affordable Care Act
  • More than 1,095,000 women in Washington will now have guaranteed access to additional preventive services without cost-sharing

For more information on Washington Healthplanfinder and the Affordable Care Act, visit Senator Murray’s “Health Care Reform Resource Center.” 

Full video text:

“Hello, I’m Senator Patty Murray. Ensuring access to quality, affordable health care is one of the most critical challenges facing our nation. We’ve already seen some incredible changes in the three years since passage of the Affordable Care Act.  And today, I’m here to talk about another exciting new opportunity in health care coverage in Washington state.

“Starting October 1st, Washingtonians will be able to purchase affordable, quality health coverage through Washington’s new health insurance marketplace, Washington Healthplanfinder. Washington Healthplanfinder is an easily accessible online marketplace for individuals, families, and small businesses to compare and enroll in quality health insurance plans and access important cost savings. Healthplanfinder will ensure sure you have all the information you need to be confident in choosing the plan that best fits your needs and your budget.

“Families and small business owners will continue to benefit from better access and more choices, and insurance companies will be forced to compete for the business of Washington state families. No one will be denied coverage because they are sick or have a pre-existing condition. And most health plans are not allowed to have annual benefit limits and none are allowed to have lifetime benefit limits.

“I'm confident that Washington state is going to lead the way nationally in offering competitive and quality choices for consumers.

“I encourage you to find out what options are available to you and your family, when open enrollment begins October 1st. Simply visit www.WAHealthPlanFinder.org.”