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The Seattle Times health-care team tracks the local impact of the Affordable Care Act.

Topic: Public Health – Seattle & King County

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May 13, 2014 at 11:04 PM

County survey: For Medicaid patients, access to primary-care may not be as advertised

Dr. David Fleming Using “mystery shoppers” looking for access to health care, Public Health – Seattle & King County has found troubling indications that access to primary-care providers may not be as advertised. About three-quarters of the time, primary-care providers listed as accepting new patients on Medicaid managed-care organization websites in fact told the “shoppers” they were…


Comments | Topics: access to primary care, Affordable Care Act, Dr. David Fleming

October 18, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Ask health-insurance questions, sign up Saturday in Bellevue

If you live on the Eastside and want to learn more about possibly buying health-insurance coverage on the state’s new exchange, Saturday presents a good opportunity. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crossroads Bellevue mall, staff known as “assisters” will be on hand to help you compare coverage plans, determine eligibility for subsidies, or…


Comments | Topics: Crossroads Mall, insurance exchange, Public Health - Seattle & King County

October 11, 2013 at 7:27 AM

Get your insurance questions answered Saturday in Lake Forest Park

Those wanting to talk to a real, live human being about finding insurance on the Washington state exchange can attend an event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Lake Forest Park. For many, this might prove easier than going online. Help will be on hand at Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way, N.E. Public Health…


Comments | Topics: insurance exchange, Public Health - Seattle & King County, Third Place Commons