Real People, Real Stories

Priscilla’s Story

Priscilla- Seattle Priscilla Strettell came to Washington from India in 2005 with her husband and son to live in the Seattle area. She was excited…

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Natasha’s Story

Natasha- Clinton, WA When Natasha discovered she was pregnant in February 2018 at the age of 46, it was a complete shock to her and…

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Kayla’s Story

Kayla- Lacey, WA Kayla Wahl and her husband had their first child in September 2017. Being able to afford health insurance after the birth of…

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Kelci’s Story

Kelci- Bainbridge Island, WA Kelci Mumford is a big advocate for Washington Apple Health (Medicaid). Not only did Apple Health cover health conditions she long…

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Veronica’s Story

Veronica- Seattle, WA Imagine needing surgery, but not being able to get it because your insurance company wouldn’t cover it, and the out-of-pocket cost was…

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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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