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About the Health Care Authority (HCA)

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Programs and initiatives

HCA is the largest health care purchaser in Washington State, as well as its behavioral health authority. We serve more than 2.7 million people through our Apple Health (Medicaid), behavioral health, Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB), and School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) programs. We provide behavioral health services to all residents of Washington State, regardless of insurance. Through a wide range of programs and initiatives, HCA ensures Washington residents access to better health, better care, and lower costs.

Explore our programs.
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Who we are

We are committed to whole-person care, integrating physical and behavioral health services to create better results and healthier residents.

Learn more about us.
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Data and reports

Data is one of HCA's most valuable assets, helping strengthen our ability to make decisions based on reliable, timely, and accurate information. HCA’s data strategy demonstrates a commitment to ensuring that all Washingtonians have access to the care they need when they need it.

See reports, dashboards, and learn more about our strategy.
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Other administrative activities

The Health Care Authority administers fraud prevention, program integrity, and public disclosure activities, ensuring government transparency and the responsible use of public funds.

Learn more about these activities.
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