PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. – The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is rolling out a large mobile trailer. The trailer will visit various Washington cities to help people enroll in healthcare plans as part of the national health care reform.
On Saturday, people without insurance can visit the mobile enrollment trailer at the Tacoma Mall and ask someone their questions about the new health care system. The staff with Washington Health Benefit Exchange will help people understand the new health plans, break down the costs, and sign up for health insurance.
So far, about 50,000 Washington residents have enrolled for health care through the exchange. Nearly 1 million are uninsured in Washington state.
Bethany Frey with the Washington Health Benefit Exchange says there have been some glitches with the state's online exchange, but nothing like the federal government’s www.healthcare.gov.
The mobile enrollment trailer will be parked at the Tacoma Mall on Saturday at the eastern parking lot facing Sears and JCPenny. Enrollment is open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The trailer's next stops are Everett Community College Thursday, Nov. 7, in Kent on Saturday Nov. 9, and Seattle's University of Washington Nov. 12.