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Advocating for Health Care Consumers in Uncertain Times

A Continuing Legal Education Seminar Sponsored by Northwest Health Law Advocates
1.75 Law & Legal, 1 Ethics, 3.50 Other CLE Credits Pending
Friday, October 27, 2017
8:30 am- 5:00 pm
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There is great uncertainty at the federal level about potential changes to our health care system. At the same time, significant efforts are underway in Washington State to transform care for individuals and improve health outcomes.
Please join us for our annual CLE – a unique opportunity to hear from advocates, practitioners, and state officials about developments in health care at the federal and state levels. This seminar will include a state agency panel and sessions on: an overview of public benefits for non-citizens, health equity enforcement, introduction to the state’s new all-payer claims database, recent developments in federal law, and an Ethics session on working with clients with diminished capacity.

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NoHLA's Health Care Access in the Washington Legislature - Bills of Interest

 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.


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 "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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