Here is NoHLA's fourth 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 March 29, 2017. The House and Senate must also agree on a supplemental operating budget by Sunday (April 23) or a special session will be called to resolve differences. This appears very likely. In the meantime, here is our comparison of provisions in the House and Senate budget bills that relate to health care access.
NoHLA, along with 55 other organizations, signed on to this Seattle Times Op-Ed that directly disagrees with Washington State Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Washington Post Op-Ed in which she […]
Check out Commissioner Kreidler’s blog post “Women’s rights to health guaranteed in Washington state” where he references NoHLA’s contraceptive coverage report. In this report, NoHLA and NARAL Pro-Choice […]
Although the Legislature has passed a number of bills during its regular session that ended Sunday, including some related to health care access, it has not […]
Huma Zarif is a Staff Attorney at Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA). She graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law with a concentration […]
NoHLA’s Third Legislative Update In Olympia, legislators are considering many bills related to health care access. See NoHLA’s Legislative Update #3– a chart of these […]
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During the July 4th recess, Senators heard from their constituents about problematic provisions of their health proposal. Some Senators returned more steadfast in their opposition. […]
Participate in ACA Phone Banks When: Wednesdays, July 12, 18 26, from 5:30-8:00 pm Where: 1914 N 34th Street, parking lot off Burke Bring: cell […]
Meanwhile, favorability of the ACA tops 50% for the first time! Unfortunately, there is also public support for changes that would make retaining coverage even […]
Governor Inslee signed a state biennial operating budget with no time to spare to avoid a partial government shutdown on June 30. He also vetoed […]
Ten years ago, Washington State passed landmark legislation to Cover All Kids by 2010. Our neighbors down in Oregon have just done the same. Led […]
We welcome Natalie Reid to NoHLA this summer! Natalie is a second year student at Seattle University School of Law and is interested in health […]