Apple Health coverage helps client care for others

Monday, June 21, 2021

“I didn’t realize I could have health care while I tried to take care of my family,” said Amy, Washington Apple

In the past year, Amy learned no matter your job or how well you plan, you never know when you’ll need extra help. “I couldn’t plan for a pandemic or for my mom to go through cancer,” she said. “I had the job, I had the degree, but I still needed a little extra help to get my family through this time.”

Amy realized she needed to leave her job so she could care for her mom who lived out of state. Before losing her employer insurance, she went to the doctor for a wellness visit where the nurse told her about Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage and encouraged her to apply. She applied for coverage online through wahealthplanfinder.org and qualified for free health coverage. “I didn’t realize I could have health care while I tried to take care of my family,” she said. Amy was able to make an informed decision about what managed care plan was right for her and found a primary care provider that accepts her plan.

To read Amy’s fully story, visit our Voices of Apple Health webpage.