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Gov. Jay Inslee visits Tri-Cities to meet with local leaders, celebrate new Trios Southridge Hospital

KENNEWICK – As part of a day-long visit to the Tri-Cities, Gov. Jay Inslee cut the ribbon on the new Trios Southridge Hospital today, saying the facility represents not just advancement in health care for the area, but a new opportunity to spur economic development.

Governor Jay Inslee Congratulates Spokane County on Winning the 2014 Culture of Health Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

“I want to congratulate the Spokane County community – including its education, university, health, civic and business leaders – for receiving the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2014 Culture of Health award.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler supporting Senator Patty Murray's Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act

“We firmly support Sen. Murray’s efforts to protect women’s health and the integrity of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act to end discrimination in health insurance.

Governor Inslee submits grant application for a Healthier Washington to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Multi-year project would transform Washington’s health care system

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee about today's Gallup report indicating Washington state's uninsured rate has fourth largest drop in the nation thanks to Affordable Care Act

Gallup has confirmed what we know from our experience here in Washington: expanding coverage for working people in Washington by effectively implementing needed reforms mak

Option for Washington Consumers Having Difficulty with Health Coverage

Gov. Inslee launches Healthiest Next Generation initiative to reduce childhood obesity

Gov. Jay Inslee and King County Executive Dow Constantine celebrate opening of enrollment in Washington's Health Exchange at Carolyn Downs Family Clinic

Meet some of the first people in line to get health coverage

Gov. Inslee statement on Obama Administration's Affordable Care Act announcement

Gov. Jay Inslee issued this statement in response to Thursday’s announcement by President Obama that insurers could continue to offer individual insurance plans that don’t comply with the ACA

Governor Inslee directs Health Care Authority, Department of Health to streamline state's approach to employee wellness

Washington state government is taking a giant step to improve its employee wellness programs under an ambitious plan outlined in a new Executive Order by Governor Jay Inslee.

Small business health care tax credit now available in Washington counties with no SHOP plans

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State of the State 2014: Governor Inslee calls on legislators to invest in education, finish work on transportation, and boost minimum wage

Senate unanimously passes Governor Inslee's bill to revamp delivery of mental health services

The state Senate voted 49-0 Friday for a Gov. Inslee priority bill that will vastly improve how mental health and chemical dependency services are provided.

House approves Governor Inslee's cost-saving health purchasing bill

The House today approved one of Governor Jay Inslee’s top legislative priorities, a health care purchasing bill aimed at improving the quality of care, reducing costs and increasing transparency.  

Short session yields some big wins but leaves much undone

The 2014 Legislature adjourned late Thursday night, finishing its 60-day session on time and delivering important pieces of Gov. Jay Inslee’s health care and education agendas to his desk.

Governor Inslee signs significant bills to improve health care and reduce costs

Governor Jay Inslee today signed into law several bills that continue Washington’s successful push to improve quality of health care delivered in the state and reduce costs by an estimated $60 million over the next three years.

Governor Jay Inslee appoints Ron Sims as Chair of the Board of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange

Gov. Jay Inslee this week announced the appointment of Ron Sims as Board Chair for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, which runs the state’s online marketplace for health insurance, the Washington Healthplanfinder. His appointment runs from June 15, 2014 through Dec. 15, 2015.

Governor Inslee announces new cabinet appointments

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee today announced his picks to head up the state's Health Care Authority, Department of Commerce and Military Department.

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee regarding passage of Reproductive Parity Act in the House

"Today's vote in the House is a big step forward in guaranteeing women's access to a full range of reproductive health care services. As I begin signing bills next week, I expect the Senate to follow the House's lead so the RPA can be among those I have the honor of signing into law.

Agriculture, early learning and health: Governor Inslee announces new cabinet appointments

Governor Jay Inslee today announced his latest round of cabinet appointments, naming directors for the state departments of Agriculture, Early Learning and Health.

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