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Executive praises effort that enrolled 150,000 King County residents in health coverage
King County Executive Dow Constantine today praised the partnership that helped enroll more than 150,000 people in King County before the first deadline under the Affordable Care Act:
"Federal healthcare reform was hard-won, and presented an opportunity we vowed we would not miss. In King County, our extraordinary ‘all-hands-on-deck’ campaign has led to the successful enrollment of more than 150,000 people through Washington Healthplanfinder.
"I deeply appreciate the work of my Leadership Circle – our partners in government, nonprofits, labor, and business – to get the word out, and the diligence of our Public Health staff, enrollment partners, and all the in-person assisters who worked late nights and weekends to sign people up.
"Thanks to this regional mobilization, fewer people in King County face the prospect of financial ruin due to illness or injury – and more will get preventive care early, rather than expensive treatment later. Together we have truly created a culture of coverage in King County – saving money, and saving lives."