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Commissioner Unveils Catastrophic Health Insurance Plans

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RICHLAND, Wash.- If you don't have health insurance, a new state plan could help you in emergencies.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kriedler unveils plans for statewide health coverage.

Kreidler met with hospital officials in Richland to discuss the plan he'll introduce this legislative session.

The plan would give catastophic health insurance to all Washington residents.

"That to the average person gives them a lot of peace of mind, and we wouldn't be talking about the things we have right now with these numbers relative to the uninsured and uncompensated care," he said.

Kreidler will introduce the plan to the legislature next month.

It would cover everything from emergency transplants to basic vaccinations.