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Now that she has a clean bill of health, Amy is eager to plant her spring crops

What a great way to kick off Women's History Month. You still have time to #Get Covered

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Think you don’t need health insurance?

Check out Joie's YouTube story and learn how even a simple earache can be a disaster waiting to happen. Take Joie’s advice and #GetCovered today.

Meet Robert

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.

Faith above Facts: One Mom’s Career in Sex Law, Part 3

"I’m ticked off with Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and four of his brethren. The nerve of those guys! In the recent, fiercely divided 5-4 Hobby Lobby decision, they ruled that one man's belief is more important than a woman's facts. Bosses now get to interfere with their female employees' personal decisions about birth control.

Essentially, five men determined that discrimination against women isn’t discrimination at all." Roberta Riley’s blog

May Justice Be Served: One Mom’s Career In Sex Law, Part 2

One day in the early 1950s, my father’s folks loaded their kids into the car and took off down a central Indiana road for a picnic. My dad’s mom sat in the front seat, holding three month old Beverly, in her arms. As they turned a corner, an oncoming car smashed into them, killing baby Beverly. Today would we even consider dismantling the child safety seat laws just because some guy fervently believes they are the work of the devil? No way. Yet very soon now, the Supreme Court will decide whether your boss can take birth control out of your health coverage simply because he disapproves of it... Roberta Riley’s blog

If your boss disapproves of birth control, Can he take it out of your health coverage?

Can you name the Greatest Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century? Take the Pop Quiz on One Mom's Career In Sex Law,Part 1 , Roberta Riley’s blog

NW Organic Farmer Jeremy’s Message: Affordable Health Coverage is Ripe and Ready

Growing wholesome food is hard, physical work. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Jeremy and his family can see a doctor without worrying about medical debt. Read Julie Gonzales-Corbin's blog

You Won’t Believe How Many Americans (so far) Qualified for Free or Low-cost Health Coverage

Julie gets her flu shot thanks to the ACA!

"The experience couldn't have been more seamless. I was in and out of there in 15 minutes." Read Roberta's Blog

February 12, 2014
By Roberta Riley