Tag: Affordable Care Act

2014 CITY BUDGET APPROVED

November 26th, 2013

On Monday, November 25, the Council adopted the 2014 Seattle budget. The budget includes a number of Council initiatives, in public safety, human services, and developing the new universal pre-school program. I was able to secure funding for a number of important projects, and was happy to join in the unanimous vote to approve the […]

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SIGN UP FOR HEALTH CARE NOW!

October 3rd, 2013

The Affordable Care Act is here, and it is time to start the sign up process! We’re ready to help you find a health plan that meets your needs and fits your budget. Residents of Seattle can get help enrolling at a free event: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2-5 p.m. Garfield Community Center 2323 E. Cherry […]

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SEATTLE SIGNS UP FOR HEALTH CARE

May 21st, 2013

On Monday, May 13, the Seattle City Council adopted a resolution enlisting City departments to develop outreach strategies to educate and inform the public about new healthcare coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). ACA is the national health insurance legislation approved by Congress in 2010, which goes into full effect in […]

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HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

January 24th, 2013

On January 1, 2014, the people of King County will benefit from the most significant advance in health care since the implementation of Medicare in 1965, when the Affordable Care Act (the health care reform legislation approved by Congress in 2010) goes into effect. On that date, most people in King County will be required […]

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TAKING THE LEAD ON HEALTH CARE REFORM

July 18th, 2012

With the Supreme Court having upheld most of the Affordable Care Act and ruled that it is constitutional, implementation plans, which have already been in process, are moving into high gear in Seattle and King County.  There will be an immense number of changes in the health care system between now and 2014, when the […]

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