Washington will Gain Insurance-Free Care as Skylight Health Partners with a Tacoma-Based Provider

Updated: Oct 30, 2020

Days before the Affordable Care Act is to be heard by the Supreme Court, Skylight Health and Dr. Michael R. Jackson provide a way to increase healthcare access and affordability

Tacoma, WA –– Oct. 29, 2020 –– Skylight Health, a direct primary care network committed to making healthcare more affordable to more people, is joining forces with Tacoma-based primary care doctor Dr. Michael R. Jackson.

Patients currently seen by Dr. Jackson will see no changes to the way they access or pay for care. Dr. Jackson’s practice will only begin rolling out new options for subscription-based urgent care and telemedicine over the next several months. Neither require insurance or co-pays.

“With the fate of the Affordable Care Act hanging in the balance, we want to do our part to make sure that Washington’s low rate of uninsured individuals stays that way,”

said Skylight Health’s Prad Sekar. “It’s imperative that Washingtonians have a way to access and afford healthcare even if the ACA gets tossed out.”

Dr. Jackson has been a family medicine physician in the Washington area for the last 20 years. In that time, he’s amassed a patient base of approximately 10,000.

“Most of my patients pay for their care via Medicare, Medicaid or their employer’s commercial insurance plan,” said Dr. Jackson. “I’m very pleased to be able to offer peace of mind to those who are worried about how an ACA repeal could impact their healthcare coverage, plus present those on commercial plans with an option that might actually be more affordable.”

Skylight Health broadens the availability of health care services for individuals who may be uninsured or have health plans with such high deductibles that they can’t afford to access the care they need. Skylight Health’s unlimited care model costs just $199/year or $24.99/month per person. Children under the age of 8 are free so long as their parent has a subscription.

Skylight Health also broadens access to care through a telehealth platform patients can use to consult with bilingual physicians in their state. This makes care readily available to rural individuals who may live hours away from their nearest healthcare provider, as well as those for whom physically visiting a doctor’s office could put them at great risk for contracting Covid-19.

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About Skylight Health

Skylight Health is the nation’s most convenient and affordable health care provider, offering in-person and telehealth services out of more than 30 clinics across 15 states. Skylight Health is not a health plan, but offers both insured and uninsured individuals the option of signing up for a monthly ($24.99/month per person) or yearly ($199/year per person) subscription that covers an unlimited number of virtual and/or in-person urgent care, primary care and eventually specialty care visits. Skylight Health’s mission is to make healthcare a human right by using its unique model to increase consumers’ accessibility and affordability of the U.S. healthcare system. Find Skylight Health on the web at skylight(dot)health for more information or call us at 844-644-8880.

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