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Washington on track for 1 million uninsured

Thu., Nov. 19, 2009, 2:41 p.m.

Washington state will have more than 1 million uninsured residents by 2011, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said in Spokane this afternoon.

The uncompensated cost of providing care to that group and the underinsured will top $1 billion, according to a new study by the Insurance Commissioner’s office.

About 11 percent of Spokane residents currently lack health insurance, about even with the state rate Kreidler said.

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