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‘Obamacare’ swells Medicaid ranks

— A trickle of residents continue to sign up for health insurance and Medicaid through Washington Health Plan Finder.

Over the span of two months ending Nov. 30, 1,446 Okanogan County and 191 Ferry County residents have signed up for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare.”

Additionally, 20 Ferry County residents have signed up for a qualified health insurance plan with tax credits.

In Okanogan County, 160 people signed up for a qualified plan with tax credits and 30 obtained insurance without any tax benefits.

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