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Long-term care benefit bill receives all supportive testimony in hearing

The House Health & Wellness Committee Wednesday heard a line-up of supportive public testimony on House Bill 1087, also known as the Long-Term Care Trust...Read More

Governor Inslee’s Public Option Plan

Last week, Governor Inslee announced his plan to add a public option to health insurance plans offered in the Washington State Health Benefits Exchange. Democrats...Read More

Governor Inslee announces proposal for public health care option

At a press conference last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a proposal to provide a public option for health insurance in every Washington county....Read More

Report advises Washington legislature on disparities in access to reproductive healthcare

A new report from the Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities provides a literature review on disparities in access to reproductive healthcare, as well as...Read More

Gov. Inslee announces $675 million plan to “transform” Washington’s behavioral health system

Washington Governor Jay Inslee formally announced a $675 million plan yesterday that aims to guide a transformation of Washington’s behavioral health system as part of...Read More

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner presents its 2019 legislative agenda

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) presented items from its 2019 Legislative Agenda to the House Business and Financial Services and House Health...Read More

New data: health care is the top issue in midterm political advertising

Health care continues to be a key issue in federal midterm races across the country, according to a new analysis by the Wesleyan Media Project....Read More

Podcast: A Conversation with Rep. Nicole Macri on Homelessness

Representative Nicole Macri represents the 43rd Legislative District, covering parts of Seattle including Downtown, the University District, and Green Lake. Macri serves as the Vice Chair...Read More

Republican Senators put forth package of legislation focused on prioritizing mental health in Washington

On Wednesday morning, Senators Steve O’Ban, John Braun, and Randi Becker announced a series of proposals aimed at improving mental health care and addiction recovery...Read More

Podcast: A Conversation with Senator Annette Cleveland on Healthcare

Senator Annette Cleveland is the Chair of the Washington State Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee. She also serves as a member of the...Read More