Resources and information published by the Washington
Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers
2014 Legislative Summary
Within the tight timeline of a short legislative session, the CHC system leveraged grassroots, media and lobbying work to reinforce our House and Senate legislative champions and recognize the positive impacts of last year’s decision to expand Medicaid. With this support, Medicaid plan choice was secured for 2015, and the state took the first steps towards behavioral health integration. While health care safety net programs such as Medicaid and Maternity Support Services have been in question during prior years, there were no significant threats in this supplemental budget year. To learn more about the work of the community health center system in the 2014 legislative session, please read our full Legislative Summary.
2014 Legislative Agenda.
During this legislative session, WACMHC focused its advocacy efforts on three primary legislative priorities: Securing the Full Medicaid Expansion, to Protect Existing Health Care Safety Net Programs and support integration of behavioral health services in Medicaid managed care contracts. To learn more about these priorities, please read our full Legislative Agenda.
2014 Briefing Papers
2013 Briefing Papers
Resources and information published by community partners
Medicaid Expansion Fact Sheet - Created by the Healthy Washington Coalition to demonstrate the significant health and financial benefits of expanding Medicaid to 138% FPL.
Medicaid Expansion InfoGraphic - Created by the Washington State Budget and Policy Center to illustrate the fiscal and health impacts of expanding Medicaid to 138% FPL.
Cuts on the Rise, Health on the Decline - Created by the Washington Budget and Policy Center that details the impact of 3 years of cuts on the health care safety net.
A resource of documents for your health center on policy initiatives.
Consumer Fact Sheet on Health Care Reform (PDF)
Federal Budget Process Overview Chart (PDF)
Community Health Centers 2012 Request for Appropriations (PDF)
Health Centers Payoff investment (PDF)
Health Centers and Medicaid lowering costs and improving health (PDF)
CHC Primer for Legislators (PDF)