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Larsen Encourages Washingtonians to Get Covered During Open Enrollment

Washington, DC, November 1, 2019

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced the start of open enrollment today, encouraging Washingtonians to sign up for health insurance for 2020 under the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010 and continues to help thousands of people across Northwest Washington access high-quality, comprehensive health care.

“Open enrollment begins today, and I encourage Washingtonians to sign up for health care coverage that works for them and stay covered to keep themselves and their families healthy,” said Larsen.

Washingtonians can enroll in coverage through the Washington Healthplanfinder, Washington’s own statewide health insurance exchange, which is open for six weeks from November 1, 2019, until December 15, 2019. The Washington Healthplanfinder can connect you with trained navigators to help find the right coverage for you. New health insurance coverage will take effect on January 1, 2020.

Last year, more than 200,000 Washington state residents used the Washington Healthplanfinder to enroll in a 2019 Qualified Health Plan. For more information about open enrollment, visit Washington Healthplanfinder at