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Expanding Medicaid Benefits To All Corners of the State

Posted by Michael Mitchell at Oct 17, 2012 10:05 PM |
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Once fully implemented, expansion of the Medicaid program would benefit residents all across Washington state.

Expanding Medicaid would result in over 260,000 Washingtonians gaining access to health coverage. The benefits would reach all corners of the state. As shown in the map below, expanding Medicaid would greatly reduce the number of Washingtonians who lack health insurance coverage. Benefits are particularly high in many rural counties where 35 to 50 percent of those currently uninsured would become eligible for coverage.

 

County Map Expansion

This is the final post in a series Why Medicaid Expansion is a Good Idea. Click here to see the full info graphic.

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Legislative Testimony

Senior Budget Analyst Kim Justice recently testified before Senate Ways and Means against a bill that would fund education at the expense of other budget investments. Watch it here. 

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Inside Olympia

Executive Director Remy Trupin appeared on TVW's "Inside Olympia" to discuss the budget, revenue options, and the impact of the McCleary decision going forward. The whole interview can be found here. 

Remy TVW -March 14


Budget Matters 2013

More than 300 people -- advocates, students, lawmakers, and policy experts joined us for our second annual policy conference. We heard from Heather McGhee, Jared Bernstein, and Governor Inslee.

Click here for video clips, photos, and PowerPoint presentations from the break-out sessions.

Our new video has highlights from the day. 

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Save the date for this year's conference: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.