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Northwest Health Law Advocates seeks law student interns for the summer of 2017

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NoHLA and Northwest Justice Project Issue Post-Election Legal Alert on Open Enrollment for Washington Healthplanfinder (HBE coverage) Post-Election


Commissioner Mike Kreidler explains why Trump's "repeal and replace" won't work.


NoHLA - OneAmerica Report Urges Consumer Reforms at Yakima Regional and Toppenish Hospitals

A new report from NoHLA and OneAmerica highlights the need for Yakima Regional and Toppenish hospitals to ensure that patients who qualify for financial assistance actually receive it. Click here for more information.

NoHLA and Washington CAN Issue Report and Recommendations on Consumer Involvement in Regional Decisionmaking

Washington recently established Accountable Communities of Health in each of nine regions of the state for purposes of health system decision-making. These “ACHs” offer a watershed opportunity to actively include members of communities that experience disparities in health outcomes and access to care in making these decisions. Click here for more information.

NoHLA Plays Crucial Role in State Attorney General Consumer Protection Action Against Major Health Insurer

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office recently secured an agreement with Molina Healthcare of Washington requiring the insurer to clearly specify that both copper and progestin-based IUDs are fully covered in its Washington health plans.

This consumer protection action stemmed from a report by NoHLA, Contraceptive Coverage in Washington State's Qualified Health Plans, which raised concerns that insurers were misinforming women about the full extent of their new reproductive health benefits.


NoHLA is working to achieve a health care system in which all individuals receive quality, affordable health care in Washington State.

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