Posted on: October 27, 2017

Jose’s Story


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 coverage, including free or low-cost Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) or through the purchase of a qualified health plan. Jose had a client whose life was extremely difficult for her before she qualified for free Apple Health coverage. She had times that she couldn’t afford necessary doctor visits. When she needed life-saving surgery, she had to travel to Mexico because she couldn’t afford the procedure in the United States. At the time, she was still waiting to become a legal U.S. citizen. Fortunately, when she eventually did become a U.S. citizen, she was able to apply for health coverage through Apple Health with Jose’s help. She can now visit the medical clinic and dentist without worry about how she’ll pay for it.