By Keith Seinfeld
Public Health – Seattle & King County
The past three years have proven historic for improving health insurance coverage across America – and especially in King County. Enrollment efforts led by Public Health—Seattle & King County helped push the county’s rate of uninsured adults below eight percent – cutting the rate more than 50-percent since 2013.
That represents an increase of more than 115,000 additional adults with insurance. And for each of those newly insured individuals, the security of health coverage can be as important as the actual care they receive.
“You dialed me into health insurance and … this allowed me peace and sanity, during a very frightening time,” said one client in a message to an enrollment Navigator who assisted her through the online process.
Now, with the fourth enrollment season launching on November 1st, the enrollment strategists at Public Health—Seattle & King County are preparing to reach an estimated 90,000 adults who remain uninsured and eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
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