With less than a month until enrollment opens for the Washington Healthplanfinder, there’s a lot still to learn. KING 5 News offered viewers a one-hour special broadcast, after Thursday Night Football on Sept. 5, to help answer a lot of those questions. They called it “Health Care: Time to Get in the Game.”
KING 5 featured six different themes and panels, with leaders and experts including King County Executive Dow Constantine, Public Health — Seattle & King County’s Patty Hayes, Congressman Jim McDermott, Region X Health and Human Services Director Susan Johnson, and Gov. Jay Inslee’s Health Policy Adviser Bob Crittenden (the governor also joined one panel via video-link).
The panelists answered questions from community stakeholders and moderator Jean Enersen in a town hall-style setting.
When asked to comment on the multi-faceted health insurance enrollment efforts in King County, Executive Constantine explained:
“All of our agencies interact with the public, whether it’s licensing or permitting, all across the county,” he said. “And then our partners — nonprofit organizations, churches, unions, anyone who has a constituency — we’re helping train them to bring people in and help them connect with health care.”