Health Exchange Enrollment Continues at Fast Pace in WA

By Steve Jackson

Enrollment continues to grow in the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, the state program created under the Affordable Care Act.

Officials say enrollment in the Health Exchange has tripled since the first week of enrollment. Today marks the second week since the exchange opened for business. Exchange spokesperson Michael Marchand says over 66,000 accounts have been created, with a total of nearly 37,000 applicants qualifying for the program.
Marchand says the bugs in the website have been worked out: He says the phone exchange has also been very busy, fielding 50 thousand calls in the last week. The Health Exchange is also holding an event in Spokane Wednesday to help people with enrollment. The Spokane stop is the first of a series of town meetings to assist clients.

Marchand: “What we're doing at the stops is having in-person assisters help people sign up and answer questions they may have, and also discuss questions they may have with financial assistance through the health plan finder.”

Governor Inslee will also be attending the event. It will take place at the Native project, located at 1803 west Maxwell from 11:00 am-4:00pm.
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