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State won’t back Obama proposal

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SEATTLE — Washington state’s insurance commissioner says President Barack Obama’s proposal on old insurance policies isn’t a good deal for Washington citizens.

Commissioner Mike Kreidler said Thursday he won’t allow insurance companies to extend their old policies that didn’t meet the requirements of federal health care reform. An estimated 290,000 Washington residents have received notices that their old insurance policies will be canceled.

Kreidler, a Democrat, says all of them can get better coverage on the new health care exchange.…

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