- May 06, 2013 - Op Ed: State should provide basic dental care for low-income adults (Seattle Times)
- May 01, 2013 - Coalition pushes for Medicaid dental restoration (The Puyallup Herald)
- April 09, 2013 - Opinion: Choice Needed for Medicaid Families Under Expansion (stateofreofrm.com)
- April 08, 2013 - Why is it hard to give away free health insurance? (KPLU.org)
- April 03, 2013 - Democrats splinter at GOP-crafted Senate budget (seattlepi.com)
- April 03, 2013 - Cantwell Announces Obama Administration's New Blueprint To Launch Federal Basic Health 2015 (Seattle Medium)
- April 03, 2013 - Washington's Medicaid Expansion to Yield Net Benefit: Overall Reduction of Uninsured, Health-Care Costs on the Horizon (International Examiner)
- March 28, 2013 - Sen. Cantwell: Washington State is Model for Federal Basic Health Plan (The SunBreak)
- March 28, 2013 - Senator comes to Capitol Hill's Country Doctor to announce progress on affordable health care (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)
- March 28, 2013 - Senator Cantwell's Federal Basic Health Plan Media Coverage (KIRO TV, KOMO TV, KOMO Radio)
Welcome to Community Health Network of Washington
House Budget Proposal Expands Medicaid and Fully Restores Adult Dental
The House delivered a budget that prioritizes people and their health. We now have full agreement among the House, Senate and the Governor to expand Medicaid and fulfill the promise of health care reform for our state. For more than 250,000 currently uninsured Washingtonians, the peace of mind and productivity that come with health insurance are within sight. And the full restoration of adult dental coverage for current and newly eligible Medicaid enrollees acknowledges that oral health is necessary in treating the whole patient.
These health care decisions create $266 million in state budget savings, bring $1 billion in federal funding to Washington, generate 10,000 new jobs, and contribute to strong, secure and healthy families and communities. Few budget decisions bring so many benefits.
We will work with our leaders in the legislature and fellow advocates to secure a final state budget that includes this sensible and compassionate approach.
For updates on the State budget and legislation, please visit our State Policy page.
For more than 15 years, Community Health Network of Washington (CHNW) has served as a statewide system of community health centers that works to ensure all Washingtonians have access to medical care and health insurance coverage. From the provision of medical care, to IT solutions, to advocacy at the public policy level, CHNW works to improve individuals’ and families’ access to health care, by overcoming barriers including geographic location, insurance status and income.
Community Health Centers
Community health centers provide primary and preventive health care services for people regardless of their ability to pay. Health centers overcome economic, geographic, and cultural barriers to primary health care, and they tailor services to the needs of their communities. Find a community health center near you.
Community Health Plan of Washington, a not-for-profit organization, is the only Washington State health plan founded by local community health centers. We invest and foster growth in the communities where you get care. With more than 540 primary care clinics, 2,365 primary care physicians, 13,571 specialists, and 100 hospitals, our members get high-quality, affordable medical care.
To learn more about Community Health Plan insurance products, please visit: www.chpw.org
Public Policy Voice
Community Health Network of Washington is devoted to strategic public policy and advocacy in both Olympia and Washington D.C., to improve access to health care for every person in Washington.