OLYMPIA -- Washington State Health Care Authority Acting Director MaryAnne Lindeblad announced today that the federal Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the state a $1 million "pre-testing assistance grant" to improve health care and ... - 02/22/2013
Initial data shows improved health care coordination is a benefit to Medicaid clients and the state budget
SEATTLE—A new report on a collaborative effort of hospitals and physicians to reduce "unnecessary" emergency room visits and coordinate... - 01/24/2013
OLYMPIA – An annual report on the employment status of state medical assistance clients and their families shows that little has changed over the past five years – nearly one in 12 of those receiving state-sponsored medical coverage was employed for a... - 01/18/2013
OLYMPIA - Washington State's Medicaid program, like all other states, is waiting for information from the federal government in order to finalize the rate increases for primary care providers promised under the Affordable Care Act.
Under the health c... - 01/04/2013
Faneuil Inc. expected to provide statewide customer service starting next fall.
OLYMPIA – The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today named Faneuil Inc. the apparent successful vendor for the Exchange’s new call center. Faneuil is expected t... - 12/31/2012
OLYMPIA – The Health Care Authority submitted optional budget cuts of 5 percent and 10 percent to the Governor’s office today, including termination of the Basic Health plan, an Apple Health for Kids program that covers immigrant children, and the Dis... - 09/22/2011
OLYMPIA – Medicaid families in five Washington counties will be able to access more managed care options this coming year with the Healthy Options program. - 01/04/2011
On Tuesday, President Obama signed into law a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s health care system, approved by the Senate on Christmas Eve and by the House on Sunday. The House also adopted a package of changes — agreed to in negotiations among House... - 03/26/2010
OLYMPIA - Gov. Chris Gregoire today encouraged all Washingtonians to sign up for the state's innovative and free prescription drug discount program that has helped many citizens save hundreds of dollars on prescription drug costs. - 07/10/2008
OLYMPIA -- More than 82,000 people have signed up for Washington's 15-month-old prescription drug discount card, saving about $4 million. - 07/09/2008
(OLYMPIA) - Governor Chris Gregoire today announced that Washington residents have saved nearly $1.2 million on their prescription drugs by using the free, state-sponsored prescription drug discount card.
"It's not every day I get to tell Wash... - 10/25/2007
(OLYMPIA) -- Governor Chris Gregoire today introduced a new, state-sponsored prescription drug discount card that will save Washingtonians an average of 20% on brand-name drugs and 60% on generic drugs. The card will be available to all Washington ... - 03/19/2007