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State officials say free or cheap insurance still on table

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With the third enrollment season opening for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, officials in Washington state say there are still hundreds of thousands of people who could be getting free or low-cost insurance. With the third enrollment season opening for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, officials in Washington state say there are still hundreds of thousands of people who could be getting free or low-cost insurance.
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With the third enrollment season opening for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, officials in Washington state say there are still hundreds of thousands of people who could be getting free or low-cost insurance.
    
But they won't get that discount if they don't go online and check out Washington Healthplanfinder. Starting Sunday, they can enroll online for health insurance for next year. Starting Monday, they can get in-person help signing up for health insurance at a community center, health clinic or from another nonprofit group.
    
State officials estimate more than 100,000 people in Washington state are eligible for free health insurance through Washington's version of Medicaid, Apple Health, but haven't signed up.
    
As many as 35,000 people have signed up for insurance outside the state exchange and may not know they would save money if they enrolled through the exchange.

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