Insurance commissioner sets date for Group Health-Kaiser Tacoma forum

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler will host the first of three public forums concerning the acquisition of Washington-based Group Health Cooperative by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. of California from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hotel Murano in Tacoma.

In a release Thursday, Kreidler invited Group Health and Kaiser policyholders to attend the public meeting, where they will be able to comment on the proposal.

All comments will become part of the public record and will be considered in his final decision, Kreidler stated.

Other meetings will be in Seattle on June 29, and in Spokane on July 27.

For a look at the executive summary of the proposed acquisition, go to

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