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Jorge Rodriguez of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services explains the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange at a meeting held yesterday at the Sunnyside Library. Rodriguez is the Central Washington coordinator for Washington state’s Healthplanfinder and has helped to train in-person assisters around Yakima and Kittitas counties. Many local health clinics will have in-person assisters available for their patients to help with health care sign-ups.

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Glitches aside, new health care options available for uninsured

Despite some technical difficulties, the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange has gone live and people who have no health insurance will have the opportunity to sift through competing plans on-line, over the phone or with an in-person assister to find affordable coverage.

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