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About the Health Care Authority (HCA)

Programs and initiatives

There are three pillars of our work: Apple Health (Medicaid); health benefits for public and school employees; and behavioral health and recovery. Under these pillars, HCA purchases and coordinates health care services including behavioral health treatment for more than 2.7 million Washington residents and provides behavioral health prevention, crisis, and recovery supports to all Washington residents.

Explore our programs.

Who we are

Functioning as the state's largest health care purchaser, the Medicaid authority, and its behavioral health authority, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is a leader in ensuring Washington residents have the opportunity to be healthy.

Learn more about us.

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.

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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