A $600,000 federal grant to Spokane’s Health For All program will be used to find and enroll teens who don’t have health insurance.
There are an estimated 40,000 teens in Washington who don’t have health insurance and thus don’t go to the doctor for regular check-ups.
Health For All, a nonprofit agency, expects to enroll or renew 14,000 teens in the Apple Health for Kids program within two years. Apple Health is a low-cost insurance program subsidized through Medicaid.
To find the uninsured teens, Health For All announced it would work with about 100 agencies and groups.