The arrival of affordable health insurance could make a big difference in Kirkland, where 11% of adults under age 65 are uninsured. Starting this fall, Kirkland 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 Kirkland:
- 3,889 people are uninsured, which is about 11% of the population
- Of the uninsured, 925 people will be eligible for Medicaid through the expansion
- Of the uninsured, 2,330 will be eligible for subsidies and tax credits through the Health Benefit Exchange
To compare Kirkland with other King County cities, check out the color-coded map showing which cities have the highest rates of insurance coverage.
Kirkland 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.
Enrollment at Kirkland Library:
11/20 from 3-7pm
12/18 from 3-7pm