How health insurance could help thousands in Federal Way

The arrival of affordable health insurance could make a big difference in Federal Way. Starting this fall, Federal Way residents will have a new way to find, compare and enroll in affordable health insurance plans. It’s called Washington Healthplanfinder. Enrollment begins on Oct. 1, 2013 for coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2014.

An analysis by Public Health – Seattle & King County found that in Federal Way:

  • 14,673 people are uninsured, which is about 26% of the population
  • Of the uninsured, 6,119 people will be eligible for Medicaid through the expansion
  • Of the uninsured, 6,684 will be eligible for subsidies and tax credits through the Health Benefit Exchange

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

Federal Way 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 events:

  • Calvary Lutheran Church
    • 10/10, 10/17 and 10/24: 12:30-5 p.m.
  • Federal Way Library
    • 10/9: 11-3
    • 10/23, 11/27 and 12/18: 5-8 p.m.
    • 11/12: 12-4 p.m.
    • 12/10: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • HealthPoint Federal Way
    • Every Saturday in October from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • UW Neighborhood Clinic Federal Way
    • Dates Pending
  • Federal Way Public Health Center
    • M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • New Hope Christian Fellowship
    • 10/15 and 10/29: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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