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    Health Coverage in King County

    Issue Brief | August 25, 2016 | By John Burbank

    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

    Building on the ACA’s Success

    Issue Brief | November 17, 2015 | By Economic Opportunity Institute

    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

    Why Washington should act now to fix the health insurance gap

    Fact Sheet | March 29, 2012

    Nearly 1 million Washingtonians are uninsured; more than 155,000 residents are on the wait list for Washington’s  Basic Health Plan (BHP), which shares costs for basic health insurance between participants and the state. In 2014 the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will cover those eligible for BHP, along with hundr

    Doing better than “getting by”: How to expand WA Basic Health

    Issue Brief | March 6, 2012

    The number of people without health insurance in Washington has climbed over the last decade, even during economic upswings. At the same time, enrollment in Washington’s Basic Health Plan has fallen dramatically, the  result of several years of compounding state budget cuts. Today, Basic Health covers only 35

    Washington’s Health Plan: Fulfilling Its Mission or Creating Barriers for Working Families?

    Report | October 1, 2005 | By John Burbank, John Burbank

    The Washington State Basic Health Plan (BHP) began in 1987 as a pilot project to provide health insurance for low-income and lower middle-class workers who do not receive health coverage through their employer. The BHP is intended to provide a no-frills package of health care benefits to Washington residents

    What’s Good for Washington – Fair Prescription Drug Pricing and the Biotechnology Industry

    Issue Brief | November 1, 2002 | By Rebecca Kavoussi

    The rising cost of prescription drugs is consuming an ever-larger portion of limited funds for basic health  care and other important services in Washington state. At the same time, there are almost one million  Washingtonians who go without any prescription drug coverage, including the uninsured and the elde

    Controlling Costs and Increasing Access to Prescription Drugs: State and Federal Solutions

    Report | November 1, 2002 | By Michael Sullivan, Rebecca Kavoussi

    Spending on health care in the United States continues to increase rapidly, consuming a greater share of the  total economy each year. Over the past decade, prescription drug spending has been the fastest growing  component of health care expenditures both nationwide and in Washington state. The federal gover

    The Link Between Early Childhood Education and Health

    Fact Sheet | July 1, 2002

    By focusing early in childhood on prevention and protective factors, quality care and learning  can help children to grow up healthy. Early Experiences Are Important Determinants of Adult Health Status A child’s early experiences are lifelong determinants of health and well-being. Studies in neurobiology,  ne

    Health Insurance for Laid Off Workers in WA State

    Issue Brief | June 21, 2002 | By Rebecca Kavoussi

    Problem: The existing options to help laid-off workers in Washington keep their health insurance are  inadequate, and leave most working families vulnerable to slipping into poverty. Workers’ loss  of health coverage will also exacerbate the state’s current economic downturn by dampening  consumer confidence,

    Washington State Health Facts

    Fact Sheet | March 1, 2002

    The number of uninsured in Washington is unacceptable 1 in every 7 Washington residents does not have any health insurance. 65% of these uninsured are from working families. 10% of Washington kids under 18 do not have health insurance. Only 73% of kids between 19-35 months have received their standard immuniz

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