How health insurance could help more than a thousand in Issaquah

issaquahThe arrival of affordable health insurance could make a big difference even in Issaquah, one of the best-insured cities in the state, because 8% of adults under age 65 still 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 Issaquah:

  • 1,568 people are uninsured, which is about 8% of the population
  • Of the uninsured, 246 people will be eligible for Medicaid through the expansion
  • Of the uninsured, 471 will be eligible for subsidies and tax credits through the Health Benefit Exchange

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

Issaquah 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 can be found on our featured events page.

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