First the good news. The percentage of people without coverage dropped by 50% from 14 to 7%.Bad news is that apparently Klickitat and San Juan Counties will see only one option for insurance, though the rest of the state is apparently in good shape because of competition. There are also plans that are pulling back, and we may see bad news next year on some of them. Read the article to see if your insurance is pulling back.
Premiums for individual health-insurance plans in Washington will rise an average 13.6 percent next year, though rates within the state health exchange will jump about 8 percent for midlevel plans, far lower than national hikes of percent.