Who needs access to health care?

Three comic artists illustrated the stories of people seeking treatment at a massive free health care clinic at Key Arena.
Dec 1, 2016

Where was the real talk about lowering health care costs this election?

Why do Americans pay so much more for health care? The real problem neither Trump or Hillary are talking about.
Nov 8, 2016

Inay’s closing means big changes for Beacon Hill artist Atasha Manila

Remembered for her packed, Friday night drag shows at Inay's Asian Pacific Cuisine, Atasha Alfajora, AKA Atasha Manila, opens a new chapter in her life.
May 3, 2016

Obamacare and open heart surgery from Guanajuato to Seattle

“Endocarditis,” Dr. Gutierrez declares in Spanish. “And you need surgery soon…” His voice grows faint and time seems to slow down. What began as a mild flu-like illness has culminated into this moment of shock in a Mexican hospital room. As a University of Washington medical student, my brain instinctively starts diagramming the disease: an […]
Apr 28, 2014
Nelly Kinsella shows off the website of the Washington health insurance exchange before it's launch on October 1st. (Photo by Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Immigrant service providers frustrated with Healthplanfinder site

Local organizations like Sea Mar and Global to Local are hoping to seize on a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to get immigrants and refugees insured.
Dec 17, 2013

Healthcare and LGBTQ debates collide in trans medical tourism

The Seattle Globalist is launching a new multimedia project on transgender health care in the U.S. and why Americans are traveling to places like Thailand for more affordable options. The project, called “The Cost of Gender” hits at the core of two of the most heated debates in the US: health care and LGBTQ rights.  
Aug 29, 2012

Obamacare upheld! Now can I buy into the Japanese health system instead?

They do it better in Japan. They do it better in Costa Rica, in Andorra, and even in Slovenia. No, I’m not talking about sex. I’m talking about living itself. Americans just don’t live that long. We come in a shabby 34th in global life expectancy rankings. The average Japanese citizen lives to 83.5 years old, five […]
Jun 28, 2012