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Trump’s ACA Sabotage May Actually Make Your Health Care Cheaper – 3 Weeks Left to Enroll!

We’re officially halfway through the Affordable Care Act’s 2017 open enrollment period. If this news comes as a surprise to you, you should know—that was the point. In August, the Trump administration announced plans to shorten this year’s enrollment period

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Repeal of Affordable Care Act will affect more than you might think

This week in our nation’s capital the most prominent advertising was the demand from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to repeal “Obamacare taxes.” Leave it to the voice of big business to defund health care for tens of millions of

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Health Coverage in King County

Health Coverage in King County

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

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

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

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Washington extends health insurance enrollment deadline

Washington has become the first state to extend the enrollment deadline for health insurance, allowing uninsured people to get healthcare coverage through tax season. Washington Healthplanfinder has opened a spring special enrollment period, making April 17th the new deadline. New

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Basic Health Program: A solution to continued lack of affordability among healthcare options

While rate of uninsurance has declined with implementation of Obamacare, a number of Americans continue to go without health coverage. The biggest reason, according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, is continued lack of affordability. Nearly four

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Time for opponents to support ACA

The promise of the Affordable Care Act has been a long time coming — but it’s finally here. Now that the initial health coverage sign-up period has ended, it’s a good time to take stock of actual impacts. Over the

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Dean Baker: Obamacare isn’t cancelling your plan – your insurance company is though

President Obama has been getting a lot of grief in the last few weeks over his pledge that with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in place, people would be able to keep their insurance if they like it. The media

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Story of hope: People want, need this care

Republicans in the Congress have lost. They failed to stop the Affordable Care Act from starting up. Every day, more and more people sign up for health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act. And every day, by doing nothing,

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What does the government shutdown mean for Washington state?

For many in Washington, Monday was the last day at work for the unforeseeable future. Almost 50,000 federal employees in Washington have been indefinitely furloughed due to the Republican government shutdown by GOP extremists bent on defunding the Affordable Care

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