How health insurance could help thousands in Shoreline

ShorelineThe arrival of affordable health insurance could make a big difference in Shoreline, where 17% of adults under age 65 are uninsured. Starting this fall, Shoreline 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 Shoreline:

  • 5,757 people are uninsured, which is about 17% of the population
  • Of the uninsured, 1,638 people will be eligible for Medicaid through the expansion
  • Of the uninsured, 3,235 will be eligible for subsidies and tax credits through the Health Benefit Exchange

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

Shoreline 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.

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