The Access to Health Care Coalition, facilitated by United Way, provides a forum for health care providers, agencies, government representatives and volunteers to work together to ensure better access to services, including medical care, dental care and behavioral health services. The group shares ideas, develops education material and will focus on supporting whatever emerges from the health care reform process. For more information or to join this group, contact the United Way office at 360-457-3011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A New Way to Get Health Insurance
Several years ago, Washington State launched a new way to access health insurance: the Washington Healthplanfinder, a customer-friendly online marketplace. At wahealthplanfinder.org, you can find, compare and enroll in a health plan that fits your needs and budget. In-Person Assisters will be available in your area to answer questions and help you enroll.
All health plans offered through Washington Healthplanfinder include basic benefits like doctor visits, prescriptions, maternity care, emergency care and preventive care like cancer screenings and vaccinations. No one will be denied coverage because they are sick or because they have a pre-existing condition. Depending on how much you earn, you may qualify for tax credits or financial help to pay for copays and premiums. Free and low-cost coverage is also available.
Visit www.wahealthplanfinder.org to learn more and enroll. You can also enroll for insurance by contacting most insurance agents and you can get help signing up for Apple Health by contacting Volunteers In Medicine of the Olympics at 360-457-4431.