WA will have a public option starting in 2021. According to one of the elected class who invented this: “This new option with standardized plans will not only make insurance coverage more affordable, but will allow people to have better access to care when they need it.”
WA Public Option
That all sounds good but I have become intensely cynical about promises from politicians. Just throwing that out there for general info.
My current insurance is not great but adequate. I am near the end of working enough to qualify for my employer provide insurance. I’ve got other things I’d rather be doing rather than working just to qualify for my insurance. I need to pick an end date for my employment followed by Cobra for 18 months with some idea of what will be available after the Cobra runs out. This Public Option might provide a decent bridge for me until I am old enough for Medicare but who knows? I guess I’ll start asking the bureaucrats at the agency and see if they have any answers.