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May 15, 2019

Inslee signs bill for ‘public option'

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill putting the state on track to create the first ‘public option' health insurance in the US, using a hybrid system that will see private insurers offer state-defined plans.

The measure signed Monday directs state health care authorities to hire one or more private insurers to offer a set of tiered plans by 2021.

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