Nearly 2,000 in Kitsap enrolled through state health care exchange

Nearly 2,000 Kitsap County residents enrolled in health care insurance through the state’s Healthplanfinder in October, according to a report released Friday.

The vast majority – 1,754 – qualified for Medicaid plans. Another 181 enrollees qualified for tax credits, while 51 did not. Kitsap ranked ninth among Washington counties for enrollment, accounting for 3.4 percent of the 57,000 Washingtonians who enrolled in October.

The enrollment numbers will change rapidly. About 150,000 people statewide have either enrolled in coverage, completed application that is awaiting payment or started an application.

You can read the full report for October here (PDF).

Here’s the AP story on the report.

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