Washington

This map tracks states that have released rate information filed by carriers interested in selling plans in health insurance exchanges in both the individual and small group markets. Like all State Refor(u)m research, this chart is a collaborative effort with you, the user. State Refor(u)m captures the health reform comments, documents, and links submitted by […]

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  • This map tracks states that have released rate information filed by carriers interested in selling plans in health insurance exchanges in both the individual and small group markets for the 2015 plan year.1 Unless otherwise indicated, the rates are preliminary and still subject to final approval. Like all State Refor(u)m research, this chart is a […]

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  • This map provides the percent of plan selections receiving premium tax credits (PTC) in each of the 34 states that use the federally facilitated marketplace, healthcare.gov.  This information provides some context for the possible impact of the King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision, which may result in some or all of these individuals losing access […]

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  • Publications

    States are testing a myriad of models that strive to achieve the Triple Aim objectives of improved care, reduced health care costs, and better health. Though several statewide health care delivery and payment system reforms have been shown to help slow the growth of health care expenditures and improve methods for delivering health care, taken […]

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  • State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • Policy and Process Changes State Legislation Prior to passage of the ACA, processes to enroll justice-involved individuals with severe mental illnesses in Medicaid had been in place in Washington due to a directive based on state legislation. In subsequent years the state also enrolled Medicaid-eligible incarcerated individuals if they were admitted for inpatient health care […]

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    December 17, 2015 | Filed under: Washington
  • State Health Policy Blog

    The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) third annual open enrollment period kicked off November 1st and continues through January 31, 2016. During this time, individuals can enroll or renew coverage in qualified health plans through state and federal exchanges. The ACA’s open enrollment period is a great time to focus on reaching and enrolling children as […]

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  • A Conversation with State Officials on Medicaid Adult Dental Coverage
    Webinars

    Oral health is an important part of overall health, however, access to dental coverage for low-income adults remains a challenge, particularly since these benefits are optional for state Medicaid programs. In this webinar, Medicaid officials from Colorado, Iowa, and Washington—three states that have recently taken action on their adult dental benefits—will share insights on important factors in the decision to add, reinstate, or introduce adult dental benefits; how adult dental benefits fits into the larger health reform discussion in each state; successes and challenges each state has faced since implementation; and future policy considerations.

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    June 30, 2015 | Filed under: Colorado, Iowa, Oral Health, Washington, Webinars
  • Washington State has pursued multiple efforts to advance medical homes: Patient Centered Medical Home Pilot: Authority for Washington State’s multi-payer Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Pilot came in 2009 through Substitute Senate Bill 5891. This legislation directed the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to develop, launch, […]

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    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Washington
  • In Washington: There were a total of 1,182,587 beneficiaries enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program as of July 2011. Of these, 1,041,904 were enrolled in Washington’s Apple Health managed care program through one of eight commercial managed care organizations (MCOs). The Apple Health MCOs provide physical health services, while Medicaid dental services are offered on […]

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    November 5, 2013 | Filed under: Washington