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Issue Brief | John Burbank | August 25, 2016

King County residents, especially those with U.S. citizenship, have benefitted greatly from the expansion of health coverage via the Affordable Care Act. Between April 2014 and March 2016, the number of residents covered through Apple Health (Medicaid) and the Qualified Health Plans offered through the Washin

It takes a web of public support to keep ourselves healthy

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| John Burbank | March 9, 2016 | Everett Herald

It takes a web of public support to keep ourselves healthy

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John Burbank | March 9, 2016

Mention “the web” and many people will think you’re talking about the Internet. But when you’re having a serious medical problem, you see an entirely different network in action. Two weeks ago, as my body tried — at first, in vain — to fight off a serious infection, my family and friends were the first set of

Building on the ACA’s Success

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Issue Brief | Economic Opportunity Institute | November 17, 2015

Among many other benefits, the Affordable Care Act has been very successful in increasing coverage across the spectrum of Washington citizens – but there is still plenty of room for improvement. The Success of the Affordable Care Act Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of uninsured people in W

How Many Women Are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act? [Infographic]

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Economic Opportunity Institute | March 31, 2015

Happy 5th birthday to the Affordable Care Act! “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) set us on a path toward better access but we still have a ways to go. We must identify persistent gaps in access to insurance coverage and health care and pursue policies that put us on the path to achieving truly universal health c

“This…crazy patchwork…is not adequate to allow people to thrive and contribute”

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Economic Opportunity Institute | March 3, 2015

Kate White Tudor, Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers,  testifies before the House Committee on Health Care and Wellness in support of House Bill 1321 (Declaring the intent for all Washingtonians to have health care coverage by 2020) – she shares how her staff still see uninsured pa

“Prevention is so much less expensive, in dollars and in personal cost, than curing things”

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Economic Opportunity Institute | March 2, 2015

Rebecca Talbot Bluechel, Registered Nurse at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center, testifies before the House Committee on Health Care and Wellness in support of House Bill 1321 (Declaring the intent for all Washingtonians to have health care coverage by 2020) – she shares how a lack of insurance makes prevent

“Patients struggle to decide whether to fill their prescriptions or buy food for the week”

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Economic Opportunity Institute | February 27, 2015

Ronnie Shure, a former pharmacist and current member of Puget Sound Alliance for Retirement Action, testifies before the House Committee on Health Care and Wellness in support of House Bill 1321 (Declaring the intent for all Washingtonians to have health care coverage by 2020) – he shares people have to cope

“I hope I don’t get sick because I’ll be broke.”

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Economic Opportunity Institute | February 26, 2015

Alison Mondi, Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager for Lifelong, testifies before the House Committee on Health Care and Wellness in support of House Bill 1321 (Declaring the intent for all Washingtonians to have health care coverage by 2020), recounting the story of Luis, a U.S. permanent resident since 2011,

Health care legislative update: February 25, 2015

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Tatsuko Go Hollo | February 25, 2015

In the U.S., health care has been rationed by price for far too long. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) set us on a path toward better access but we still have a ways to go. We must identify persistent gaps in access to insurance coverage and health care and pursue policies that put us on the path to achieving tr

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