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Washington State Awarded $7.8M for Enrolling Children for Health Care

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The federal government awards Washington state a performance bonus of $7.8 million for signing thousands of kids up for health insurance. The federal government awards Washington state a performance bonus of $7.8 million for signing thousands of kids up for health insurance.

SEATTLE, WA - The federal government awards Washington state a performance bonus of $7.8 million for signing thousands of kids up for health insurance.

Washington is one of 23 states to earn the bonus this year. The state has been given extra cash by the federal government in each of the last five years for signing children up for health insurance. The bonuses totaled $68 million during that time.

The state's new health insurance exchange signed nearly 20,000 kids up for free health insurance through the Apple Health program between October 1st and mid-December.

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