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An Apple A Day | Parallel end-of-life conversations happening in Wenatchee

Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest (honoringchoicespnw.org) provides guidance for deciding how you want those last months, weeks and days to go, and the tools to enable you to discuss those wishes with your family. Several healthcare facilities in Wenatchee have a parallel program in which doctors and nurses are initiating these same conversations with their patients.
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Have you made your end-of-life wishes known?

The Washington State Hospital Association and Washington State Medical Association launched "Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest." A website, HonoringChoicesPNW.org has resources designed to help people have conversations about what medical services they want — and what they don't want — when they're getting ready to die.
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An Apple A Day: Latest insurance figures

By the last day of December, 107,071 people had signed up or re-enrolled to receive health insurance through the state's website, healthplanfinder.org, which subsidizes premiums through the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare. That includes over 79,000 people who renewed their plans, and nearly 28,000 people — more than a quarter of those enrolling — who signed up for the first time.
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An Apple A Day | Uninsured in NCW drops dramatically

This year, about 10 million more people have health insurance coverage compared with 2013. And that doesn't include the additional people who became or stayed insured before last year due to other requirements since President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in 2010.