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Jun

16

2022

Health Care Authority (HCA) has partnered with the Washington Center for Nursing (WCN) to create the following health equity video for nurse leaders across our state. Health equity video for nurse leaders, created by Washington Centers for Nursing and Health Care Authority. To HCA,...

May

31

2022

Staying healthy and safe is always on Tara’s mind, especially with a son with asthma and eczema. Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage provided peace of mind to enjoy life and grow her family’s business.   Before Apple Health, her husband and son were paying $600 per month for a qualified...

Mar

23

2022

  March 23 marks the 12-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being signed into law. Before the ACA, thousands of low-income adults in Washington had few options for health care coverage. With the provision in the ACA that allowed states to expand Medicaid to more eligible...

Mar

1

2022

Every year sports fans are excited to celebrate the collegiate basketball tournament series known as March Madness. During this time, the gambling public will spend approximately $10 billion wagering on the outcomes of the games played. In response to this, March was selected as Problem Gambling...

Nov

8

2021

  OLYMPIA – The Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) recently launched a campaign that encourages young people and professionals from diverse backgrounds to pursue a career in behavioral health. The behavioral health field, which includes mental health and substance use disorder services...

Oct

11

2021

  When Elizabeth and her family moved to Washington, their first jobs didn’t provide medical insurance and they weren’t sure how to find health resources. She knew her family needed affordable access to health care but didn’t know where to start. Elizabeth learned about Washington...

Sep

17

2021

Washington recently received $17.9 million from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of our portion of the preliminary savings achieved for the Medicare program during year six of our Health Home demonstration program. The savings are based on meeting cost and...

Sep

13

2021

Overall scores among Apple Health (Medicaid) clients in quality, satisfaction, and access to services are higher than ever, according to new client survey results. 1,251 clients were interviewed by telephone between October 2020 and March 2021: 92% of Apple Health clients say it’s easy to get...

Aug

31

2021

  In observance of suicide prevention month, HCA encourages Washingtonians to be there to help prevent suicide. Individuals can be present, supportive, and strong for those who may be going through a difficult time. Suicide is preventable, and you don’t need special training to prevent...

Aug

31

2021

Providing support for youth and young adults in the wake of losing a person to opioids is vital, and it may not look the same as other kinds of grief or healing. Taking action and offering resources can help mitigate immediate and long-term effects. Helping youth and young adults after they lose...

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