Legislative relations

The legislative team

The Health Care Authority’s legislative team engages on state and federal policy issues to help ensure Washington State residents — from public employees to Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) clients — have access to high-quality health care at the best possible cost.

Our work includes:

  • Monitoring state and federal legislation — and giving guidance to lawmakers, when needed, about how to best serve our constituents.
  • Proposing state legislation that benefits how we serve our constituents.
  • Keeping lawmakers and stakeholders informed on the latest issues affecting the health care industry and our efforts to transform health care.

Legislative presentations

2018 presentations

2017 presentations

2016 presentations


Dennis Martin, administrator, legislative affairs and analysis
Email: dennis.martin@hca.wa.gov

Shawn O'Neill, legislative relations manager