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By Don C Brunell
Association of Washingtin Business President 

State insurance commissioner needs to ensure choices

Guest Commentary

 


Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler made national news when he quickly rejected President Obama’s call for insurers to extend individual health insurance policies cancelled because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred to as Obamacare. Some five million insurance policies have been cancelled to date, and the Obama administration has estimated that as many as 18 million of these policies will be cancelled because of the ACA.

Here in Washington state, some 290,000 people have already received cancellation notices. While Kreidler and Obamacare supporters say the coverage was substandard anyway, those policies were all accepted by the Office of the Insurance Com...



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