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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Health Reform

Public Health Seattle & King County and King County Department of Community and Human Services have created this website to educate and inform the residents of King County and our health care community on health reform.

Health Reform is here and big changes are coming. In fact, thousands of people in King County are already benefitting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including:

  • 736,000 people who no longer face lifetime caps on their health benefits.
  • 15,000 young adults up to age 26 who have stayed on their parents' health plans.
  • 368,000 people who now have coverage for preventive care with no co-pays or deductibles.
  • 15,000 people enrolled in Medicare who have saved hundreds on their prescription drugs.

Beginning January 1, 2014, 180,000 uninsured King County residents will gain access to affordable health coverage through the expansion of the Medicaid program and Washington Healthplanfinder, our state's Health Benefit Exchange.

Learn more about health reform in King County:

Health reform in Washington state and its impact on King County
The Affordable Care Act and prevention
Presentation to Congressman McDermott
by Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer, Public Health - Seattle & King County, July 1, 2013
Integrating medical, behavioral health, prevention and social services
Health Reform Planning Team
Materials and resources to learn more about health reform

Coverage is Here, King County

Health Care Reform Overview
by Jennifer DeYoung, Health Care Reform Analyst for Public Health - Seattle & King County


View the Coverage is Here, King County Blog at http://coverkingcounty.com

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