Inside Olympia: Final budget released

The budget includes an additional $1 billion in new revenue since the 2019-21 budget was released last year. Overall, the final budget is positive for health care and WSHA is pleased to see many of our priorities at least partially funded. ... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Status of high-priority bills after opposite chamber cutoff

WSHA is pleased with the results of policy bills this session. Nearly all of our major priorities have passed and many of the changes we requested in other bills have been adopted.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive after fiscal committee cutoff in the opposite chamber

One big and new item will be how the Legislature appropriates funding for the coronavirus (COVID-19). WSHA strongly supports efforts to bolster public health response.... Read More >>

House and Senate release proposed supplemental budgets

We are pleased that both budgets are very positive for health care, though the Senate budget is more favorable for WSHA's top budget priorities.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive after cutoff in chamber of origin

We are pleased to announce our high-priority bills are still in good shape as we advance to the next phase of this year’s legislative session — consideration in the opposite chamber.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive after cutoff

The committee cutoffs have now passed, and WSHA's high-priority bills remain in good shape.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Thank you for joining us for Advocacy Days; mergers whistleblower bill, home health shortage areas to get hearings

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Advocacy Days last week! This Friday marks the cutoff for bills to pass out of their committees of origin.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: WSHA-backed bills get hearings and Hospital Advocacy Days is here!

This week many of the bills we worked closely with lawmakers to craft will get their first hearings. Also, Advocacy Days starts Wednesday. See you in Olympia!... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Increasing oversight of freestanding psychiatric hospitals, establishing a cost transparency board and more

The WSHA team has analyzed and is tracking close to 250 bills with more being introduced every day. Legislative committees are busy hearing bills and will start to take action on some of them, meaning passing them to budget committees or to the rules committee ... Read More >>

Legislative session is now underway

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