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.
"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
(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. […]
Senate Republicans Plan to Vote on Health Care Tomorrow! In less than 24 hours, the Senate will vote on the “motion to proceed,” the first […]
The Republicans have not given up on repealing Obamacare, but attention appears to be shifting to a bipartisan approach to achieve market stability. Senator Lamar […]
“All lawmakers should be committed to working in a bipartisan manner to achieve needed improvements for our health care system. This should start with a […]
Nearly 9 million children in families with incomes above Medicaid eligibility thresholds are covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in a year. In […]