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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Health Reform

Public Health Seattle & King County and King County Department of Community and Human Services have created this website to educate and inform the residents of King County and our health care community on health reform.

Health Reform is here and big changes are coming. In fact, thousands of people in King County are already benefitting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including:

  • 736,000 people who no longer face lifetime caps on their health benefits.
  • 15,000 young adults up to age 26 who have stayed on their parents' health plans.
  • 368,000 people who now have coverage for preventive care with no co-pays or deductibles.
  • 15,000 people enrolled in Medicare who have saved hundreds on their prescription drugs.

Beginning January 1, 2014, 180,000 uninsured King County residents will gain access to affordable health coverage through the expansion of the Medicaid program and Washington Healthplanfinder, our state's Health Benefit Exchange.

Learn more about health reform in King County:

  • Quality assurance and evaluation of the Affordable Care Act in King County, Washington: PDF | PowerPoint

Coverage is Here, King County

Health Care Reform Overview
by Jennifer DeYoung, Health Care Reform Analyst for Public Health - Seattle & King County

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