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Washington state to offer public health insurance plans, regardless of income, by 2021

By TIME / Associated Press  
   May 13, 2019

Washington is set to become the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally available public option. A set of tiered public plans will cover standard services and are expected to be up to 10% cheaper than comparable private insurance, thanks in part to savings from a cap on rates paid to providers.

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