Inslee statement on U.S. House of Representatives passage of legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act

“Today is a shameful day in American history. Republicans in Congress have voted to strip health care coverage from over 700,000 Washingtonians, and to remove the guarantee that all Americans cannot be denied coverage or charged more because they have a pre-existing condition.

Inslee statement on canceled Republican health care vote

Gov. Inslee issued the following statement after Speaker Paul Ryan announced he was removing the Republican legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration:

Inslee statement on Congressional Budget Office score of Republican ACA-repeal bill

“Today's analysis from the nonpartisan CBO confirms our worst fears about the Republican effort in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It would actually leave our nation worse off than before the ACA was implemented.

Inslee statement on Congressional proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act

“The proposed legislation in Congress to repeal Obamacare is not the direction we should be going to meet our country’s health care needs. It will not improve the health or well-being of millions of people who have gained coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

Washington gets final go-ahead from federal partners to begin next phase of health care transformation

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington State Health Care Authority announced today a final contract that ensures the state can continue transforming health care to achieve better health, reward high-quality care and curb health care costs.

Inslee, Kreidler tell congressional Republicans not to take away Washingtonians’ health care

Gov. Jay Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler today sent a letter to U.S.

Washington secures federal support to transform health system, improve behavioral health care and control costs


Inslee endorses national rape kit reform effort

OLYMPIA – A national organization advocating for reforms in rape kit processing launched a campaign this week encouraging governors to publicly endorse and support efforts to eliminate backlogs and make rape kit testing a greater priority for law enforcement. Washington Gov.

Gov. Inslee, Executive Constantine take a big-picture, cooperative approach to state’s mental-health system

A task force of experts convened by Gov.

Behavorial Health Integration

Washington is changing how we­­­­ treat and pay for people with mental health and substance use disorders. Treating the whole person—mind and body—is more effective for achieving health. It’s also better for the state budget, because healthier people and communities lead to higher rates of employment, and lower costs in areas such as the correctional system and overall medical spending.

Gov. Inslee is taking several steps to accomplish this behavioral health transformation:

Inslee and 45 other governors sign Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

The National Governors Association today announced that 46 governors have signed on to a compact regarding efforts to fight the opioid ep

Inslee announces appointments to CARE Fund Board to ensure investment in cancer research

OLYMPIA  Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the first appointees to the Cancer Research Endowment Authority Board.

Inslee statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision on Plan B case

Inslee statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold women's reproductive rights

Inslee takes action to address challenges in behavioral health care workforce

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, in partnership with the Health Workforce Council, will evaluate current and projected workforce shortages in behavioral health.

Inslee issues directive aimed at reducing lead exposure

Select Committee on Quality Improvement in State Hospitals

Inslee signs updated bipartisan budget with wildfire and mental health funding, says next big lift on education remains

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee today signed the 2016 supplemental budget, which makes modest adjustments to the state’s current two-year budget.

New grant funding helps promote #HealthiestNextGen healthy eating and physical activity efforts in Washington schools

OLYMPIA - A $5 million Healthy Kids-Healthy Schools grant approved by the state Legislature will help

Inslee statement regarding recovery of two Western State Hospital patients


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