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Women-centric bills on the docket this session

Madeline Shannon | Jan 7, 2020 | Washington

A review of HCA decision packages to the governor

Emily Boerger | Oct 8, 2019 | Washington

Project aims to boost care for opioid use among homeless in four sites in Washington

| Aug 21, 2019 | Washington

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the University of Washington’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) today announced the Meds-First Initiative that expands an innovative approach to treating opioid-use disorder for high-acuity populations to four locations in Washington. The treatment sites are located across the state in North Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Jason McGill on his new position at the HCA

| Aug 15, 2019 | Washington

Jason McGill is a long-time figure in Washington health policy, having served as a senior policy advisor on health care at the governor's office since 2011 for both Gov. Jay Inslee and Gov. Christine Gregoire. McGill recently transitioned to a new position as Assistant Director of Medicaid Program Operations and...[ Read More ]

Washington expands medical coverage options to education employees

Laura Burns | Aug 7, 2019 | Washington

Announced on Monday, the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) approved final medical premiums, plans, and service areas for school employees. Through the SEBB Program, school employees will be able to select medical benefits between October 1 and November 15, 2019, with coverage beginning January 1, 2020. The SEBB Program was...[ Read More ]

Washington state launches plan to eliminate hepatitis C virus

| Jul 29, 2019 | Washington

[On Friday] a group of state agencies and partners, in response to a directive from Gov. Jay Inslee, officially launched the Hep C Free Washington Plan to Eliminate Hepatitis C in Washington State by 2030. Hepatitis C infection is the most common infection spread through blood in the United States...[ Read More ]

HCA announces apparently successful bidders for new School Employee plans

Marjie High | Sep 10, 2018 | Washington

Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) announced six apparently successful bidders for the fully insured medical plans offered by the new School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program. Aetna, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc., Premera...[ Read More ]

State Behavioral Health Block Grant Plan available for public comment

Marjie High | Aug 27, 2018 | Washington

The Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) announced that the state’s block grant plan for behavior health is open for public comment as of August 21st. The plan is a result of SB 1388 which went into effect July 1, 2018 and is part of an effort to continue to integrate physical...[ Read More ]