How health insurance could help thousands in Redmond

RedmondThe arrival of affordable health insurance could make a big difference in Redmond, where 11% of adults under age 65 are uninsured. Starting this fall, Redmond 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 Redmond:

  • 4,122 people are uninsured, which is about 11% of the population
  • Of the uninsured, 1,425 people will be eligible for Medicaid through the expansion
  • Of the uninsured, 1,635 will be eligible for subsidies and tax credits through the Health Benefit Exchange

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

Redmond 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:

  • Enrollment at HealthPoint Redmond:
    10/7 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    10/21 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  •  Enrollment at Together Center:
    10/9 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    10/16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    10/23 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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