Here is NoHLA’s first update of the 2017 session on pending bills in the Washington State Legislature that relate to health care access. This update is current as of February 24, 2017, the deadline for bills to be reported out of their fiscal committee in the house of origin.
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Women who report a pregnancy while receiving coverage through a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) will be screened for eligibility for Washington Apple Health for Pregnant […]
NoHLA is supporting a bill in the Washington Legislature, House Bill 1359, that would require hospitals to inform patients that they may qualify for charity […]
Janet Varon, Executive Director of NoHLA, presented at a media conference last week along with King County Executive Dow Constantine, local Planned Parenthood CEO Chris […]
With all that is happening at the federal level, health programs in Washington State are on a positive trajectory. In fact, the Obama administration has […]
"Within weeks of NoHLA's Medicaid training, I was able to use the information you taught us to identify numerous cases in which families were wrongly denied coverage—and to bring those cases forward to get them resolved.
By giving all of us tools and knowledge to successfully advocate for people, NoHLA has impacted so many lives – making healthcare accessible and helping families avoid financial disaster."
- Cathy Aby
Health Educator, Public Health
Seattle & King County
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- Esther Mathison
Inreach Eligibility Specialist (Patient Navigator)
Country Doctor Community Health Center
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Medicaid currently provides coverage to nearly 13 million women of reproductive age. That coverage helps to ensure positive maternal and child health outcomes. The National […]