From Inside Olympia: House releases budget, overall positive for health care

March 29, 2019

Earlier this week, the House released its proposed 2019-21 budget. Overall, this is a positive budget for health care and hospitals. We expect the Senate’s budget to be released either later this week or early next week. There are no cuts to health care or hospitals, and no cuts to Medicaid or hospital-based clinics. The budget also funds the hospital Safety Net Assessment in a manner that WSHA supports, and makes significant investments in behavioral health, including operating and capital funding to support increasing capacity for long-term civil commitment services. Read more from the latest Inside Olympia and read our budget detail chart.


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