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Veronica’s Story

Veronica Sales and Marketing Coordinator – Seattle, WA When Veronica was 9, she was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer that attacks white blood cells. Though she eventually became cancer-free, Veronica went without health coverage for two years during college because until 2013, having a pre-existing condition (like cancer) meant she…
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Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Customers to Report Income Changes

Washington Healthplanfinder is reminding customers today to report any changes in income or household to Washington Healthplanfinder. Customers can log into their account at wahealthplanfinder.org to report changes now. It’s important for customers to report life changes because these changes can potentially affect customers’ coverage and financial…
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Kort’s Story

Kort Freelancer – Seattle, WA Growing up, Kort’s family didn’t have health coverage. At one point, his father broke his leg and the steep medical bills caused the family to fall on hard times. So Kort, 27, knows how risky it is to live without health insurance. But as a freelancer,…
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Heather’s Story

Heather Jet City Rollergirl – Seattle, WA As a Jet City Rollergirl, Heather is no stranger to the risks of getting hurt while playing sports. She also knows that without health insurance, it’s expensive to get the medical care and physical therapy necessary to treat injuries. So when Heather lost her…
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Becky & Todd’s Story

Becky & Todd Self-Employed Farmers – St. John, WA Becky and Todd own a farm outside rural St. John. Because they’re self-employed, and because Becky was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in her 20s, in the past it was hard to find affordable health insurance for themselves and their three children. In…
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Don’s Story

Don Reverend – Seattle, WA A pastor at a small church, Don, 59, didn’t have health benefits in 2008, when splitting headaches sent him to the hospital. After several tests, the doctors found brain tumors. It was a scary time for Don and his wife. And on top of the stress…
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Aileen’s Story

Aileen Librarian – Spokane, WA After being unemployed with a baby who needed health insurance, Aileen understands what it’s like to search for health coverage. Now, a librarian at the Spokane County Library District since 2010, Aileen wanted to help make the process easier for others trying to enroll in health…