November 1, 2017.Reading time 8 minutes.
With insurance coverage now above 98 percent for children in King County, nearly all children have health insurance – and full access to our health care system. This means these kids and youth can get their immunizations and catch health problems early, such as asthma, autism or cancer. Coupled with King County’s new Best Starts […]
May 4, 2017.Reading time 1 minute.
Our epidemiologists at Public Health–Seattle & King County (PHSKC) have been keeping track of insurance enrollment for years. And, for a long time, the picture was getting worse year by year, with increasing numbers of people uninsured. That all changed after 2013, when new insurance options became available under the Affordable Care Act. King County embraced the […]
April 27, 2017.Reading time 9 minutes.
By Patty Hayes, Director, Public Health—Seattle & King County As various proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act continue to circulate, here is the yardstick Public Health—Seattle & King County will use to measure any proposals and the potential impacts. Any reform or replacement for the Affordable Care Act should help people lead healthier lives. […]
March 6, 2017.Reading time 7 minutes.
Armed with pen and paper, a dozen artists roamed the floor of the Seattle/King County Clinic, a four-day pop-up clinic at the Seattle Center’s Key Arena that provided free medical, dental, and vision care to nearly 4,500 people last October. These were some of the most respected comics artists in the Pacific Northwest, and they were […]
January 23, 2017.Reading time 2 minutes.
The Affordable Care Act (affectionately, “Obamacare”) may be repealed and replaced under the new federal administration, but there’s still time to take advantage of it. In fact, if you sign up by January 31, you should feel confident that your coverage will remain intact for the rest of 2017. Things could look different in 2018, but […]
November 18, 2016.Reading time 4 minutes.
Ever since the election, people are wondering whether their health insurance coverage will survive next year, if the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called “Obamacare”) is targeted for repeal. The short answer is, yes.