Washington Apple Health

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Washington Apple Health is the Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Programs offered in Washington state. The program was initiated January 1, 2014.[1] It was preceded in 2008 by a children's health plan run by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services called "Apple Health for Kids".[2] In 2016, the plan was ordered by a Federal district court judge to include a coverage treatment with a certain drug for Hepatitis C to all 28,000 patients with the disease, not only those who qualified based on degree of liver damage.[3]


  1. ^ John Webster (July 23, 2013), "STATE TRIES TO SIMPLIFY MEDICAID Apple Health Program Aims to Reduce Sign-Up time,ER Trips", The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA – via HighBeam (subscription required)[dead link]
  2. ^ DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES LAUNCHES NEW APPLE HEALTH FOR KIDS - NEW INITIATIVE TO BOOST ENROLLMENT IN CHILDREN'S MEDICAL COVERAGE (press release), Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, March 10, 2009, archived from the original on November 21, 2018 – via HighBeam (subscription required)
  3. ^ JoNel Aleccia (May 28, 2016), "Judge orders Washington Medicaid to provide lifesaving hepatitis C drugs for all", The Seattle Times

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