We are pleased to share our summaries of the 2017 Washington Legislature's actions related to health care access:
It's not possible to convey the complexity of the budget in this document, so we have selected specific items based on the summaries for each agency. New spending that is not related to the passage of legislation is not listed in the budget - the changes are described in the summary of enacted bills. This session, the Legislature has not passed a Capital Budget. It is possible that a special session will be called later this year to do so. In the meantime, many proposed projects are not yet funded for this biennium.
Today, NoHLA released a new report with an update on insurers’ progress since 2015 in providing contraceptive coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]
Advocating for Health Care Consumers in Uncertain Times A Continuing Legal Education Seminar Sponsored by Northwest Health Law Advocates Friday, October 27, 2017 8:30 am- […]
"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
"I want to tell you how much I enjoy your presentations at First Friday Forum. I get happy when I see NOHLA on the agenda, and kinda sad without it!"
- Esther Mathison
Inreach Eligibility Specialist (Patient Navigator)
Country Doctor Community Health Center
While the Senate is trying to solve issues in the individual insurance market, families and states worry about the future of the Children’s Health Insurance […]
(1) Thank Senators Murray and Cantwell for staying strong. Senator Patty Murray – (202) 224-2621 or (206) 553-5545 Senator Maria Cantwell – (202) 224-3441 or […]
We need to shift our action back to the House in the expectation that the Senate may send a repeal bill back to them soon. […]
Recently 18,000 Medicaid recipients were terminated for not having Washington State residency after an address database check through LexisNexis. Some people terminated actually may be […]
Congress returned to DC last week and are once again tackling health care. The Senate Health Committee started hearings about stabilizing the health insurance market. […]
Yesterday, two contrasting health care reform proposals were released. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson plan appears to have similar effects to the recent Republican ACA repeal proposals and […]