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Jul

13

2020

Health Care Authority (HCA) is pleased to announce that through our Cascade Care public option procurement process, we have identified five carriers as apparently successful bidders (ASBs). Even with COVID-19 hitting our state the same week this procurement was released, the ASBs proposed a...

Jul

13

2020

A single mom of six kids living in Ephrata, Penny, has experienced one health crisis after another. Despite these challenges Penny’s family has remained close. “I mean we have had some pretty serious stuff, we were frequent flyers at Children’s [Hospital] and there is no way we could have gotten...

Jul

13

2020

Telehealth plays an important role in maintaining well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access to smartphones is necessary when coordinating care remotely. Many individuals with lower incomes don’t have the technology to access health care or other vital services while maintaining physical...

Apr

28

2020

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington, HCA recognized the importance of allowing telehealth (phone and video-conferencing) so people could access health care even while staying home. In response, HCA made policy decisions and investments to get phones, laptops, software and...

Apr

3

2020

The Washington State Department of Health, the Health Care Authority, the Department of Social and Health Services and partner agencies have launched a statewide public awareness campaign to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The Spread the Facts campaign urges people in Washington to...

Feb

27

2020

  Every year basketball 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...

Feb

14

2020

  The Health Care Authority (HCA) has launched a Spanish version of the opioid awareness campaign Starts with One. Starts with One is designed to educate people about how to keep their friends and family safe from prescription opioid misuse. Now in its third year, the campaign...

Feb

12

2020

  Tackling the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major public health issue that requires out-of-the-box thinking. In Washington State, we have set an aggressive goal of eliminating HCV by 2030. Rising to the challenge of curing approximately 65,000 affected lives requires partnership,...

Feb

6

2020

  Teen prevention advocates traveled to the capitol for the annual Prevention Policy Day. The Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) sponsored the January 20 event. This youth-focused advocacy day provides young people with a voice in the legislative...

Jan

24

2020

In an ongoing effort to combat the opioid crisis and prevent overdose deaths, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) rolled out a new year of our statewide campaign, Starts with One, on January 23. The campaign is designed to educate people about how to keep their friends and...

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