2017 Session

 We are pleased to share our summaries of the 2017 Washington Legislature's actions related to health care access:
NoHLA's summary of enacted bills
NoHLA's summary of provisions in the 2017-19 Operating Budget that relate 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.

We hope you find these summaries helpful. Please feel free to share them with others, and contact us if you have any questions.

Past Summaries

Summary of Health Care Access Bills that Passed the 2016 Washington Legislature
2016 Supplemental Budget: Selected Provisions of Interest

Summary of Health Care Access Bills that Passed the 2015 Washington Legislature
Final Biennial Budget 2015-17: Selected Provisions of Interest

Our Legislative Work

Since its founding in 1999, NoHLA has promoted state-level policies that improve access to affordable, quality health care for lower-income residents. As part of that work, NoHLA:

  • Participates in broad coalitions, such as the Healthy Washington Coalition, to help identify key issues that affect health care for lower-income Washington residents.
  • Develops policy priorities and advocates for regulatory or legislative solutions.
  • Monitors state bill and budget proposals during each legislative session.