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By Lou Marzeles

State: you’re covered by providers who can’t provide


Washington State is changing its Basic Health Care Program coverage, and the state is telling Klickitat and Skamania County residents who were on that program to expect coverage from companies that do not yet provide insurance coverage here.

Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) has had some patients who were on Basic Health and got blindsided by the news that they were going to be covered by one of two companies that don’t have coverage in place yet.

“One of the things that is a criteria for plans to bid on a particular county population,” explains KVH CEO John White, “is that you have an adequate provider network, meaning hospitals and doctors that can see your patients if they signed u...

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