SEATTLE, September 1, 2013 – Big changes to healthcare in Western Washington are just weeks away. Do you know what they are? How they affect you and your family? What you’re supposed to do? The truth is, few of us know the answers - but the time has come to start paying attention; it’s “time to get in the game” and KING 5 will guide you play by play.
This Thursday, the Northwest’s most trusted journalist and force behind KING 5’s award-winning HealthLink coverage; Jean Enersen will moderate an hour long Town Hall event where these questions and more are answered. Our live studio audience is made up of leaders from the healthcare industry, social services, community stakeholders and our KING 5 viewers.
As the home audience is watching and has questions of their own, we will be able to answer them in real time. Our social media team and representatives from the Health Benefit Exchange will be on Facebook and Twitter responding to posts with the hashtag #K5Health.
It’s time to understand the “Health Benefit Exchange,” the new online insurance marketplace for Washington State. It’s time to empower our families and communities with tools to navigate the “individual mandate” and make it work for them.
“This event really is “must see TV” for everyone! Everything about getting health care is changing and it is our responsibility to provide as much information and help as we can to our community. Practical advice, unraveling the complicated process, evaluating our readiness are all part of our special and our HealthLink yearlong campaign to bring useful health information to our community. People need to make choices and act and this will help them do it.” Ray Heacox, President and General Manager of KING 5 Television.
Healthcare: Time to Get in the Game will air immediately following NFL Football on Thursday, September 5 (approximately 8:45 p.m.). Rebroadcasts are scheduled on KONG 6/16 Sunday, September 7 at 6:00 p.m. and again on NWCN Monday, September 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Betsy Robertson, Director of Communications & Community Relations
(206) 448-5555, firstname.lastname@example.org
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