For Advocates & Policymakers
Federal Basic Health Program
Health care reform gives states new options to expand health coverage, such as the "Federal Basic Health Program" (modeled after Washington State's current Basic Health program). Washington State is considering adopting this option in the 2012 Legislative Session. Read our [link to PDF] study of affordabilty in health coverage; to learn why the Federal Basic Health Program is the best way to increase coverage for lower-income residents in our state.
Medical Summary Chart (pdf) Updated November 2012
Health Care Access in the 2012 Washington Legislature:
Low income health programs in Washington