LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Helping kids get health care

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Apple Health for Kids is a new Washington state initiative aimed at streamlining applications for children's medical. Up to 75,000 Washington children are still uninsured. Many of these families are eligible -- but they just don't know it.

Health coverage doesn't just work when your children are sick. It also includes preventive care like immunizations or physical exams. If your children need coverage, check it out today.

Apple Health for Kids is a free or low-cost comprehensive state health plan for children living in Washington. The health plan includes medical, dental, vision and mental health coverage. There is no open enrollment period for this health plan and children may be enrolled in this plan at any time during the year.

For information about eligibility for Apple Health for Kids or questions about health coverage go to the Apple Health for Kids website hrsa.dshs.wa.gov/applehealth or contact the Walla Walla County Health Department.

Jennifer Susan Osterman
Walla Walla

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