Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee about today's Gallup report indicating Washington state's uninsured rate has fourth largest drop in the nation thanks to Affordable Care Act

August 5, 2014

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Gallup has confirmed what we know from our experience here in Washington: expanding coverage for working people in Washington by effectively implementing needed reforms makes a huge difference in getting people insured so they can get the health care they need. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we enrolled more than 600,000 people in health coverage through our exchange, the Washington Healthplanfinder. The result is a significant drop in our uninsurance rate, down to 10.7 percent from 16.8 percent before open enrollment. It’s the 4th biggest drop in the nation. We have a lot to be proud of, and will continue doing everything we can to make the ACA work for the people and businesses of Washington.”

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Jaime Smith
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