Real People, Real Stories

Lisa’s Story

Lisa- Seattle, WA Sitting in her dorm room at the University of Washington, Lisa Nguyen coughed too hard. She felt sharp, shooting pains in the…

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Jazmin’s Story

Jazmin- Washington As soon as she was born, Kyra Williams was enrolled in Washington Apple Health for Kids with premiums funded through the federal Children’s…

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Mary’s Story

Mary- Bellingham, WA When Mary’s son was diagnosed with HIV, they didn’t know what to do or where to turn for help. She was worried…

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Shayne’s Story

Shayne- Renton, WA Growing up, Shayne had access to health coverage through Medicaid. When she turned 18, her health coverage ended. She went the next…

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Renae’s Story

Renae- Bellingham, WA Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) saved Renae’s life. Even after a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, she didn’t have insurance or a primary care…

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Jose’s Story

Jose- Everett, WA Many people have turned to community navigators such as Jose of Community Health Centers of Snohomish County to help them find the…

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Roger’s Story

Roger- Kennewick, WA Roger lost his arm in an industrial accident in 1991. While the injury was devastating, Roger returned to work after…

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Shelley’s Story

Shelley- Snohomish, WA In 2002, Shelley and her husband did not have health insurance. They attended a health fair that provided low-cost blood work, including…

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Sacha’s Story

Sacha- Bellingham, WA When Sacha and her husband divorced, she struggled to rebuild a new life for herself, find a job and earn a modest…

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Shylo’s Story

Shylo- Davenport, WA Shylo moved to Washington to live closer to her family when she was pregnant with her son. She qualified for health coverage,…

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