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Federal Grant Awarded to Oregon and Washington, Health Insurance Fund

, Posted: Thu, May 17 2012 at 8:14 AM, Updated: Thu, May 17 2012 at 8:19 AM

Both Oregon and Washington are being awarded federal grants to help launch their health insurance exchanges.

Oregon has been given another $6.68 million, adding to nearly $60 million that was previously awarded.

Thursday morning, Oregon officials are planning for at least 183,000 people to have coverage through the exchange within the next 3 years.

Meanwhile, Washington landed $128 million, bringing its total to $152 million.

No word on exactly what the funds will be used for.

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