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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 best coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder. Jose is one of hundreds of navigators around the state who have been trained to help people find quality health…
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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 a year of recovery with a prosthesis. However, declines in the printing industry slashed his annual income and eventually his job was eliminated. When Roger…
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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 PSA [prostate cancer screen] testing. Her husband’s PSA test came back with extremely high numbers. The next two years of testing and treatment wiped all…
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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 living. Last year she was laid off from her job, and lost her health insurance. After researching her options, Sacha enrolled in Washington Apple Health…
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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, due to her pregnancy. Later, when the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2014, Shylo was eligible for Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) for Adults, which…
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Ashleigh’s Story

Ashleigh- Olympia, WA Ashleigh and her partner moved to Olympia for a fresh start. It was a chance to find better jobs, be closer to family, and move away from the small town she grew up in. Ashleigh managed to get part time jobs working for multiple retailers, but all…
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Mike’s Story

Mike- Burien, WA Mike is now retired after 40 years in the IT industry. Since his retirement, he’s been able to find affordable coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder since he is not yet eligible for Medicare. Watch more stories on our YouTube channel.
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Caleb’s Story

Caleb Paraeducator – Olympia, WA In between jobs, Caleb had no health coverage and couldn’t stay on his parents’ plan because he had recently turned 26. He worried about the financial toll it would take if he needed medical care. Then he got a free health plan under Washington Apple Health…
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Penny’s Story

Penny Certified Navigator – Seattle, WA Penny is one of thousands of experts offering free help to compare health plans and prices through Washington Healthplanfinder. Watch more stories on our YouTube channel.
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Keith’s Story

Keith Registered Broker – Bellingham, WA Washington Healthplanfinder brokers like Keith can show you your coverage options, if you qualify for financial help, and recommend a plan based on benefits and doctor networks. Watch more stories on our YouTube channel.