Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Regional specialists ready to help with enrollment in Apple Health

Washington Apple Health

OLYMPIA – The Health Care Authority (HCA), in partnership with community organizations across Washington, is providing community-based enrollment specialists to help people enroll in Washington Apple Health, the state’s Medicaid program. Since its launch in October 2013, more than 750,000

Grays Harbor Community Hospital ranked among most affordable in Washington

Grays Harbor Community Hospital

In light of the Affordable Care Act and a new emphasis on the cost of health care, Nerd Wallet Health (www.nerdwallet.com) has built a Best Hospitals tool to help patients investigate the cost of hospital care in their local areas.

Washington Healthplanfinder releases February enrollment report

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Healthplanfinder today released a comprehensive data report that provides more detailed information regarding Washington State residents who enrolled in health coverage from Oct. 1 to Feb. 28.*   The report includes information about enrollees including their

Senate votes to give Washington residents more affordable health-care choices

OLYMPIA… Calling it a relief to citizens who have found themselves without affordable catastrophic health insurance, Sen. Steve O’Ban today led a majority of the Senate in approving Senate Bill 6464. O’Ban, the west Pierce County Republican who sponsored the

A Shakeup for WA State Insurance Commissioner?

Mike Kreidler has been Washington's State Insurance Commissioner since 2000, and says it's part of the job to take some heat from enforcing the changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act. Photo courtesy WA State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Today at 10 a.m., a state Senate committee takes up a bill to do away with the elected office of Washington State Insurance Commissioner and replace it with a 10-member insurance board appointed by the legislature and governor. The

Website sees improvements, residents completing Healthplanfinder Applications

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Healthplanfinder, the new online marketplace that connects Washingtonians to new health insurance plans and financial help, has continued to see great interest from individuals, families and small businesses statewide. Following planned maintenance, residents have reported better

Washington health exchange ready to launch – regardless of federal government shutdown

SEATTLE (AP) - Politicians and administrators launching Washington's new health care exchange on Tuesday say nothing will stop the state from signing people up for health insurance.

They're not concerned about technical glitches or being overwhelmed by consumer phone calls and

Washington state health exchange ready to launch

SEATTLE (AP) - Officials launching Washington state's new health insurance exchange have said they aren't concerned that computer glitches, bad weather or even debates in Washington, D.C., over a possible government shutdown will stop people from signing up for health

BBB already sick of Affordable Care Act scams

DUPONT, Wash. - The Better Business Bureau is warning Washingtonians about an increase in fraudulent activity related to the launch of the Affordable Care Act. The open enrollment period begins on Oct. 1, 2013, and scammers understand that many

Summit Pacific Medical Center to offer free community education opportunities

ELMA, Wash. - The Grays Harbor community will have two opportunities this month to learn more about important healthcare issues. Summit Pacific Medical Center’s (SPMC) Will Callicoat, CFO, will present another town hall style discussion on the Affordable Care Act