More than half of uninsured are eligible for financial help

While more than 600,000 Washington residents remain uninsured, new estimates suggest more than half of those who are uninsured are eligible for financial assistance. A new report by the Kaiser Family […]

Insured but can’t afford medical care

Twenty-five percent of adults who purchased health plans last year went without needed medical care because they couldn’t afford it. A report released Thursday by Families USA revealed that those who […]

Survey: Insurers misinform women on contraceptive coverage

A secret shopper survey conducted last year revealed health insurers in Washington systematically gave women false or inaccurate information about contraceptive coverage. Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurers must cover […]

Young invincibles seeking more preventive care

New research found the number of millennials using preventive care services increased slightly since a provision of the Affordable Care Act went into effect. Researchers from the University of California San […]

Insuring the uninsured

Nearly 60 percent of people who purchased health plans through insurance exchanges were uninsured prior to purchasing their plan, according to a new survey. The Kaiser Family Foundation conducted the survey […]

Advertising the ACA

Turns out, the Affordable Care Act has a funny side. For the last couple months, health officials have been trying to spread the word about the new insurance exchanges created under […]

Charging smokers more for insurance

A majority of Americans think insurance companies would be justified in charging higher rates for people who smoke, according to a new Gallup poll. The data – from Gallup’s annual Consumption […]

Below-average Washington

The state of Washington is below average. And that’s a good thing. The Kaiser Family Foundation has created a sort of report card for the states, detailing the percentage of the […]

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