In two and a half months, Washington will move into it’s second open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (starting November 15, 2014), and as we gear up for Navigator trainings, health plan approvals, and the outreach campaign leading into the next wave of enrollments, it’s a good time to reflect on how we did this past year. Richard Onizuka, the CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange has kindly shared with CHOICE a compilation of data he has collected, with
OLYMPIA – The Mental Health Access Program, a free mental health counseling clinic serving Thurston and Mason counties, is set to transition August 1, 2014. The program is a community-developed project that began in 2007, and has been administered by CHOICE Regional Health Network since that time. The Olympia Free Clinic will assume program leadership in August. The Mental Health Access Program was established in Thurston County to meet the demands of uninsured and underinsured residents who need access to
The Kaiser Family Foundation just released their issue brief: What Worked and What’s Next? Strategies in Four States Leading ACA Enrollment Efforts in which Washington State is featured. CHOICE, a Lead Organization for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act, was one of several stakeholders interviewed by the research team at the Kaiser Family Foundation in the development of this issue brief.
It is a great pleasure to announce that Dr. Scott Rowley of Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry is the new Dental Champion for the Access to Baby & Child Dentistry Program (ABCD) in Thurston County. Dr. Rowley brings invaluable experience and leadership to the program, since he previously served as the ABCD Champion in Grays Harbor County. Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry is well-known for their service to our community, providing month-long free dental screenings to hundreds of children during the