How health insurance could help thousands in Des Moines

Des MoinesThe arrival of affordable health insurance could make a big difference in Des Moines, where 27% of adults under age 65 are uninsured. Thanks to Washington Healthplanfinder, residents now have a new way to find, compare and enroll in affordable health insurance plans. Enrollment runs through March 31st 2014 for coverage plans starting January 1st 2014.

An analysis by Public Health – Seattle & King County found that in Des Moines:

  • 4,963 people are uninsured, which is about 11% of the population
  • Of the uninsured, 1,739 people will be eligible for Medicaid through the expansion
  • Of the uninsured, 2,348 will be eligible for subsidies and tax credits through the Health Benefit Exchange

To compare Des Moines with other King County cities, check out the color-coded map showing which cities have the highest rates of insurance coverage.

Des Moines has partnered with several local organizations to help its residents get enrolled in health insurance. Attend any of these events for in-person assistance and to enroll on the spot. More details about enrollment opportunities can be found on our featured events page.

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