Seattle Weekly Story Leads to Free Health Care for Couple in Need

september 21, 2009  09:56 am
After reading the Weekly's Sept. 1 profile of Eugene and Yukiko Gatlin, former patients of Group Health who went bankrupt paying its insurance premiums, the "boutique primary care provider" Qliance contacted the paper with an offer to help. The company, which doesn't work through insurance but charges patients a flat monthly fee for primary care at one of its clinics, will waive the fee for the Gatlins until they can afford it at some point down the line. "Miracles do happen," Eugene Gatlin says, though he tells the Weekly he's still concerned about the cost of the couple's medications.