Washington

Health Care Reform / Affordable Care Act

Legal Information

  • Individual Health Insurance in Washington State

    5907EN - This article provides information about applying for and comparing individual insurance products in Washington, including products sold through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (HBE) and products offered in the “outside market.” Read More

    By:
    Northwest Health Law Advocates
  • Health Care Reform - General Information

    5707EN - If you do not have health insurance or your health insurance does not cover the care you need, you may have new options under the Affordable Care Act, the federal health reform law. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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  • Coverage Options in Washington State

    Washington State has a range of options for residents who need health coverage or assistance with medical costs. These options fall into four general categories. This web site explains each. Read More

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    Northwest Health Law Advocates
  • Health Care Reform – ABD, MCS and ADATSA

    5181EN - If you currently have health coverage through ABD (Aged, Blind or Disabled), MCS (Medical Care Services) or ADATSA (addiction treatment), there will be some changes to your coverage in January 2014. In most cases, these changes will not affect your benefits, insurance plan or doctors. A new organization, the Healthplanfinder, may now administer your coverage. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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  • Health Care Reform – Qualified Health Plans

    5708EN - If you do not have health insurance, or your health insurance does not cover the care you need, you may have new options under the Affordable Care Act, the federal health reform law. Depending on your income, you may be able to get free insurance from Washington Apple Health (“WAH”). Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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  • Health Care Reform – Basic Health

    5183EN - If you currently have health coverage through Basic Health, there will be some changes to your coverage in January 2014. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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  • Health Care Reform – Family Medical

    5182EN - If you do not have health insurance or your health insurance does not cover the care you need, you may have new options under the Affordable Care Act, the federal health reform law. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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  • Health Care Reform: Immigrant Eligibility

    5712EN - If you are “lawfully present” in the U.S. and you meet other program requirements, you are eligible to buy insurance through the health insurance exchange and for tax credits and subsidies. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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  • Health Care Reform - Medicaid Expansion

    5180EN - If you do not have health insurance or your health insurance does not cover the care you need, you may have new options under the Affordable Care Act, the federal health reform law. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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  • Health Care Reform - New Coverage Options

    Answers to questions about health care reform for families, individuals and seniors. Read More

    By:
    WA State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
  • List of In-Person Assisters

    If you need help applying for medical insurance or in understanding your options, talk to an In-Person Assister (Navigator). It does not cost any money to talk to an In-Person Assister. Read More

    By:
    WHBE
  • Taxes and the Affordable Care Act – General Information

    5722EN - The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) will affect most people when they file their taxes, starting with returns filed for tax year 2014. Under the ACA, most U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and lawful immigrants must have basic medical coverage, called “Minimum Essential Coverage,” for themselves and their dependents. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Taxes and the Affordable Care Act - Premium Tax Credit

    5720EN - If you buy health insurance from the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (“Healthplanfinder”) and your income is below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level, you are eligible for special tax credit, called “Premium Tax Credit,” to help pay your insurance premiums. This publication provides general information about Premium Tax Credit and how it affects your taxes. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Tax Issues for Immigrants under the Affordable Care Act

    5716EN - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most U.S. citizens and lawfully present immigrants to have basic medical coverage for themselves and their dependents. This requirement, called “the individual mandate,” took effect on January 1, 2014. If you are required to have health insurance and you do not, you may have to pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) a penalty. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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