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“The Affordable Care Act is cheaper for the tax payers.”

Katherine, a patient at Unity Care NW for over six years, was receiving her health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” when she started taking medications for her high blood pressure. As a result of being able to afford the care she needs, she’s avoided a stroke, heart attack, or other health crisis that could send her to the Emergency Room. There is “little help available for the working poor,” she says, and she knows that preventive services and medications made affordable through the Affordable Care Act play an important role in keeping health care costs down for everyone.

Katherine has benefited from the full range of services offered at Unity Care NW. She initially enrolled in her health plan with help from our Outreach and Enrollment team. She is a medical patient who uses the pharmacy for prescriptions and has also received care from our behavioral health staff. Her behavioral health counselor has helped her manage stress, another way she’s addressing her high blood pressure.

She values the integrated approach of community health centers. “Unity Care NW has helped me a lot.”

Though she is now on Medicare and receives Social Security, she finds it upsetting that the Affordable Care Act could be repealed or undermined. “Though it might not affect me directly,” it would affect other patients.



Considering a position at Unity Care NW?  Julie says “Go for it!”

Julie Traber is a Unity Care NW Medical Assistant (MA) who cares for patients living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in our Communicable Disease Program.  She loves her work, especially helping those with HIV/AIDS live healthier lives and seeing patients with Hepatitis C cured. She has advice for anyone considering a position as an MA at Unity Care NW:  “Go for it!”

Julie is a single mom and raised a daughter who needed at-home medical care. Taking care of her daughter’s needs is how Julie first developed skills she would later use as an MA. In 2011, she received formal training at Whatcom Community College.  Julie joined Unity Care NW’s medical team in January 2016.

She had an extensive background in working with the public (office management, retail sales, and counseling, to name a few), so becoming an MA was a natural career choice. She was in her forties when she started her training and found her fellow students came from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience.


Julie’s duties as an MA include rooming patients, administering immunizations, and managing patient paperwork. She enjoys getting to know her patients and learning about their health histories. In addition, she loves training and teaching new MA’s as they join the Unity Care NW team.

“Unity Care has a great staff and there are a lot of diverse opportunities here for MA’s,” she says. Julie says she enjoys participating in additional trainings, classes, and webinars offered through Unity Care NW. Though she has only been at Unity Care for two years, she has quickly emerged as a leader among her peers. Nursing supervisor Jayne Jurado says “Julie is an integral member of our UCNW clinical support staff. Her clinical and leadership skills serve her well in being the ideal mentor to our new team members.”

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