By Sharon Salyer Herald Writer
EVERETT — Mary Chonzena left smiling. “This is wonderful,” she said.
Chonzena had just stepped out of a mobile van parked at Everett Plaza Thursday afternoon, part of a statewide effort to help people who don’t have health insurance sign up.
Chonzena, 53, of Snohomish, said it’s been five years since she’s had health insurance. “My husband retired and is done working,” she said. He’s gotten health care through the Veterans Administration. “I had no insurance,” she said.
Chonzena came to Thursday’s event to get more information on buying health insurance and said she’ll do a little more shopping before making her choice. “It went so smoothly,” she said.
The push both in Washington and nationally for the uninsured to get health insurance is part of the federal Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare. An estimated 100,000 people in Snohomish County don’t have health insurance.
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