Do you need to renew, change, or get new Qualified Health Plan (QHP) coverage starting January 1, 2015? Click here for more infomation.
Just in time for Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage, this brochure helps you understand the lay of the land so you can be more informed when you enroll. Open enrollment for 2015 begins on November 15 and ends February 15.
Washington has been largely successful in its rollout of health reform coverage expansions. But improvements are needed in some areas, and affordability is still a problem, according to NoHLA's new report on a survey of health care navigators and assisters.
Enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) and just became pregnant? Read this FAQ to see how pregnancy may affect your health care coverage.
NoHLA’s summary of bills that passed and were signed by the Governor and the summary of provisions in the Supplemental Operating Budget that relate to health care access click here.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray
Highlights the ACA’s Positive Impact on Women
Carrie and Ingrid featured in Senate speech
Recovering from ram attack, Carrie Little, an Orting Farmer praises her new coverage and urges lawmakers to support the Basic health Option. See her Guest Opinion in Crosscut
Thanks to a strong advocacy effort last year, the Washington Legislature restored dental services to all Medicaid adults, including the new expansion group, effective January 1, 2014. Adult dental benefits had been severely limited in 2011 as a result of recessionary budget cuts (children’s dental benefits were not affected). This fact sheet contains information about what’s covered.
IN THE MEDIA
In 2014,more than 600,000 Washingtonians gained health insurance, many for the first time. This is a giant step forward. However, some are still falling through the cracks. Meet Robert, a middle-aged father of three who rode his bicycle from West Seattle to the Seattle Center, in a downpour, hoping to receive care at a free clinic. His story, on Roberta Riley’s latest blog, exemplifies the plight of many lower income people who simply cannot afford the Qualified Health Plans offered on our state exchange.
Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to achieve a seamless health care system, in which all individuals receive affordable, quality care, and are assured of basic rights and protections.
Our work focuses on issues of concern to low-income individuals and families, particularly in Washington State. Please see NoHLA Advocacy for information about NoHLA's recent work.
NoHLA's work involves:
"Within weeks of NoHLA's Medicaid training, I was able to use the information you taught us to identify numerous cases in which families were wrongly denied coverage—and to bring those cases forward to get them resolved.
By giving all of us tools and knowledge to successfully advocate for people, NoHLA has impacted so many lives – making healthcare accessible and helping families avoid financial disaster."
~ Cathy Aby, Health Educator,Public Health – Seattle & King County