Act Now to Protect Medicaid Patients


On April 1, the Washington State Healthcare Authority (HCA) plans to stop paying for all emergency department visits for Medicaid patients if HCA deems those visits “not medically necessary” in the ED setting. The HCA is pointing the finger squarely at Medicaid patients and distorting the issue to deny care to people with real emergencies.

Help protect Medicaid patients by asking your legislators to support an alternative plan proposed by the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Emergency Physicians (WA/ACEP), Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), and Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA). Find out how you can help.

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