Legislative relations

Find current and past legislative reports and presentations for the Health Care Authority (HCA).

The legislative team

HCA'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 briefs


IT and data

Legislative presentations


Past presentations

Apple Health (Medicaid)

Behavioral health

Managed care and other agency activities

Prescription drugs

School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program

Legislative fact sheets


Prevention services

Treatment services

Recovery services



Shawn O'Neill, legislative relations manager