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Washington Health Exchange enrollment closes with surge near deadline


Washington Healthplanfinder Tuesday announced that more than 146,000 Washingtonians have now signed up for Qualified Health Plans through, with 8,000 of those individuals signing up on March 31. Including new enrollees in Washington Apple Health (Medicaid), more than 550,000 residents have accessed new free or low-cost health insurance options since Oct. 1.

"We saw an unprecedented number of customers accessing our online marketplace and Customer Support network yesterday," said Richard Onizuka, CEO for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. "More than 37,000 individuals visited the site to explore their options or complete their applications."

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