Access to care and insurance reports
- February 2013
The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Uninsured Adults in King County
The Affordable Care Act will significantly improve peoples’ ability to access health insurance in King County when insurance expansions take effect on Jan. 1, 2014. If expansion happened today, 85% of King County’s uninsured adultsor 183,800 peoplewould become eligible for public or subsidized health insurance. In January 2014, the number of people eligible for Medicaid in King County will increase to include those with incomes at or below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) (currently $31,809 for a family of four.)
- Uninsured adults by King County city
- Washington Healthplanfinder
Starting October 1, 2013, Washington residents will have a new way to find, compare and enroll in health insurance. It's called Washington Healthplanfinder. No one will be denied coverage because they are sick or because they have a pre-existing condition. Free or low cost coverage is available. Depending on how much you earn, you may qualify for free coverage, or for tax credits or financial help to pay for copays and premiums.