The Community Health Network of Washington works to raise awareness and educate the public about health care and policy issues that affect community health centers, our patients and the programs that serve them. The following media stories feature health center priorities.

2017 Media

June 23, 2017 - Calling their bluff: A Seattle doctor pegs what the GOP health bill is really about (The Seattle Times)

May 15, 2017 - Don’t deny the poor the opportunity for dental care (The Seattle Times)

May 14, 2017 - Letter: GOP health care is dangerous (The Columbian)

April 5, 2017 - His View: A low-income dental crisis in eastern Washington (Moscow-Pullman Daily News)

April 1, 2017 - Health leaders in Washington state seek improvements in existing health care law (Yakima Herald)

March 27, 2017 - Dental care still out of reach for many in Kitsap County (Kitsap Sun)

March 13, 2017 - Let’s expand, not take away health care | GUEST OP (Tukwila Reporter)

March 12, 2017 - POINT OF VIEW: The Peninsula’s dental health emergency (Peninsula Daily News)

February 18, 2017 - Let’s secure our health care safety net | Tuggle-Miles (Bothell-Kenmore Reporter)

February 17, 2017 - Keep our community’s health within reach | Guest Column (Redmond Reporter)

February 11, 2017 - Improved access to health care must be assured for patients (Yakima Herald)

January 26, 2017 - Washington immigrants got health coverage through Affordable Care Act (KUOW)

January 14, 2017 - Matt Driscoll: What Obamacare has meant to Tacoma’s Hilltop (The News Tribune)

2016 Media

October 28, 2016 - Free clinic shows dire need of dental care (Seattle Times)

August 31, 2016 - Sea Mar prescribes more family doctors for area with new residency program (Marysville Globe)

August 11, 2016 - Marking National Health Center Week (Tri-City Herald)

August 10, 2016 - Yakima Neighborhood Health celebrates health center week with festival (KIMA TV)

August 10, 2016 - Free health fairs this weekend to celebrate Health Center Week (Yakima Herald)

August 6, 2016 - Community health centers provide quality, cost-effective health care (Bellingham Herald)

July 28, 2016 - Rep. Heck Visits Yelm’s Sea Mar Health Clinic (Nisqually Valley News)

April 2, 2016 - Mental health investments (The Yakima Herald)

March 1, 2016 - Upstream solutions for mental health crisis (The Olympian)

February 23, 2016 - Behavioral health advocates hope for small gains in state budget (The Yakima Herald)

February 22, 2016 - Taxpayers may pay off some college loans (King 5)

February 19, 2016 - Early intervention is key to preventing mental health issues (Auburn Reporter)

February 19, 2016 - Behavioral health services need legislative action (The News Tribune)

February 15, 2016 - New approaches to old problems (The Wenatchee World)

2015 Media

November 9, 2015 - Finding dentists who take Medicaid is like pulling teeth (The Columbian)

October 26, 2015 - No on Initiative 1366 (Yakima Herald)

October 25, 2015 - I-1366 targets essential services (The Columbian)

October 7, 2015 - Initiative 1366 will have negative impacts on health care (Seattle Times)

August 8, 2015 - Health care milestones noted; still work to do (Yakima Herald)

June 14, 2015 - Lawmakers may redirect some pot-tax money meant for health clinics (Seattle Times)

April 10, 2015 - Wash. Lawmakers Consider Taking the Green Away From Health Centers (Spokane Public Radio)

April 10, 2015 - 'The promise of marijuana' may no longer save Washington's health centers (Puget Sound Business Journal)

April 3, 2015 - Editorial: Budget plans don't reflect reality of most Washingtonians (The Spokesman-Review)

April 2, 2015 - Area health care providers worry Medicaid payment bumps will expire (Yakima Herald)

March 19, 2015 - Still time to sign up for health care insurance (Bellevue Reporter)

March 18, 2015 - Infusion sought for program that aids doctor shortage (The Columbian)

March 8, 2015 - Quick way to increase health care providers (Yakima Herald)

March 6, 2015 - Editorial: Loan bill would draw health care providers to underserved areas (Spokesman-Review)

March 2, 2015 - Speak up to protect and invest in health care (Ballard News-Tribune)

February 27, 2015 - Our Voice: Repayment program would attract medical providers (The Bellingham Herald)

February 27, 2015 - Our Voice: Repayment program would attract medical providers (Tri-City Herald)

February 26, 2015 - Health advocate spends day in Olympia (The Peninsula Gateway)

February 23, 2015 - Individual outreach helps community centers move people to silver plans (Modern Healthcare)

February 13, 2015 - Speaking Up for Health Care (tu Decides, page 13)

February 13, 2015 - Affordable Care Act premiums out of reach for many in state (Seattle Times)

February 6, 2015 - Governor: Help more doctors pay off loans (King 5)

February 3, 2015 - Slashing Loan Debt May Attract Primary Care Workers (HealthLeaders Media)

January 22, 2015 - Incentives proposed for care providers who work in rural areas (Puget Sound Business Journal)


2014 Media

October 30, 2014 - Seattle's Morning News with Dave Ross (KIRO Radio)

August 24, 2014 - Integrate mental and physical health care (The Seattle Times)

August 24, 2014 - Mental health: Some worthy legislative fixes (The Seattle Times)

June 18, 2014 - It’s like pulling teeth (Real Change)

June 16, 2014 - Obamacare struggles, even where it’s succeeding (Washington Post)

June 15, 2014 - Washington state loves Obamacare — and still has challenges making it work (Vox)

May 12, 2014 - What Surge?  Nation's Primary Care System Holding Up Well So Far Under Obamacare (Kaiser Health News)

February 25, 2014 - Integrating mental health: Important to treat whole patient (Seattle Times)

February 19, 2014 - Uninsured in Kent getting health care coverage, but more work needs to be done (Kent Reporter)

February 16, 2014 - Special to the S-R, Consider mind, body in health reform (Spokesman-Review)

February 11, 2014 - Affordable Care Act protecting health, saving money in Whatcom county (Bellingham Herald)

February 7, 2014 - Embrace integration of behavioral heath care (The Olympian)


2013 Media

December 15, 2013 - Inslee seeks more health privatization (The Olympian)

November 8, 2013 - The Obamacare Sign-Ups No One Is Talking About (Huffington Post)

September 23, 2013 - Does Obamacare help with a man's $1 million medical bill? (myNorthwest.com)

September 21, 2013 - Chronic illness puts Ballard couple near financial edge (Seattle Times)

September 21, 2013 - Long wait for referral and scheduling for biopsy (Seattle Times)

August 29, 2013 - Effort aims to expand health plan choices (The Columbian)

August 24, 2013 - State readies for launch of health insurance exchange (The Olympian)

August 23, 2013 - Editorial: Extend deadline to draw in more health insurers (Seattle Times)

August 14, 2013 - Falling Short of Obamacare's Goals in Washington state (Seattle Times)

July 27, 2013 - Enrolling healthy, young adults crucial to success of new health-care law (Seattle Times)

July 05, 2013 - Viewpoint: Medicaid expansion helps small employers (Puget Sound Business Journal)

June 20, 2013 - Health care access hit if budget doesn't pass (The Olympian)

June 17, 2013 - Washington Legislature begins second special session (The Seattle Times)

June 14, 2013 - BUDGET: Shutdown would disrupt critical services (The News Tribune)

June 06, 2013 - Hopes for dental coverage in Legislature special session | Letter (Redmond Reporter)

June 05, 2013 - Washington Selects Community Groups To Promote Health Exchange (KUOW)

June 04, 2013 - Letter | Hopes for dental coverage in Legislature special session (Mercer Island Reporter)

May 19, 2013 - Guest Column: Dental care is as essential as medical care (The Daily News)

May 15, 2013 - Budget: Restoring dental coverage is win-win (The News Tribune)

May 06, 2013 - Op Ed: State should provide basic dental care for low-income adults (Seattle Times)

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 - 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 26, 2013 - #Medicaid4WA - Why Medicaid Expansion is good for Washington (Youtube.com)

March 22, 2013 - Community health centers hope Medicaid expansion will replace deep funding cuts (Puget Sound Business Journal)

February 27, 2013 - Medicaid expansion: an offer we should not refuse | GUEST OP (Kent Reporter)

February 24, 2013 - Editorial: Expanding Medicaid is best option (goskagit.com)

February 22, 2013 - Expand Medicaid to save dollars and lives (Bellevue Reporter)

February 21, 2013 - Letters to the editor: Does Medicaid expansion consider the number of doctors?" (The Seattle Times)

February 19, 2013 - Letter to the Editor | Medicaid expansion a great deal (Kitsap Sun)

February 18, 2013 - Editorial: Ensure Washington state Medicaid expansion (The Seattle Times)

February 14, 2013 - Letter to the editor: Says Medicaid expansion makes sense (Bellingham Herald)

February 13, 2013 - The Doctor Will See You Now (The Washington Bus)

February 01, 2013 - Editorial: For Medicaid expansion (Everett Herald)

January 31, 2013 - Medicaid expansion: Do the math (The Seattle Times)

January 31, 2013 - Medicaid providers counting on coverage (Yakima Herald)

January 21, 2013 - Spokane Health Organizers Hope Medicaid Expansion Is Approved In State (Audio: KPBX)

January 13, 2013 - Lawmakers must accept Medicaid expansion (The Olympian)


2012 Media

December 18, 2012 - Gregoire's final budget would give $1 billion to education (KCPQ 13)

November 20, 2012 - Editorial: Medicaid expansion right course for state (Spokesman Review)

September 18, 2012 - Letter to the editor: Medicaid expansion an element in campaign for governor (Seattle Times)

June 29, 2012 - With health care law upheld, real work begins, local officials say (Columbian)

June 28, 2012 - Supreme Court health-care ruling means Washington state can move quickly (Seattle Times)

June 28, 2012 - Washington state took steps to be ready for new law (Seattle Times)

June 28, 2012 - Half million more in Wash. to qualify for Medicaid coverage (King 5)

June 20, 2012 - Federal grant to fund new Neighborcare Health clinic in Lake City (Seattle Times)

June 04, 2012 - Obama's health-care bill approved by the Supreme Court (Seattle Times)

April 12, 2012 - State lawmakers reach deal on budget after marathon negotiations (Seattle Times)

April 05, 2012 - AP: Senator on disability seeks cuts to Wash. benefits (Seattle Times)

March 28, 2012 - A Day Without a Community Health Center (blog.saveourchcs.org)

March 27, 2012 - GUEST COLUMN | Eliminating Disability Lifeline would abandon the vulnerable, increase costs (City Living Seattle)

March 27, 2012 - Keep Disability Lifeline (Bellevue Reporter)

March 15, 2012 - Not the budget we need (Yakima Herald)

March 13, 2012 - Lives on the Line: Why Democrats Need to Stop the State GOP's Terrifying Budget (The Stranger)

March 06, 2012 - BUDGET: State can be compassionate and save money (The News Tribune)

March 05, 2012 - Another Reason for Democrats to be Upset About Friday Night (Publicola.com)

March 02, 2012 - Northwest Voices | Disability Lifeline (Seattle Times)

February 29, 2012 - LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Preserve health care safety nets (Kitsap Sun)

February 28, 2012 - New budget spares education, drops reserves (The Spokesman-Review)

February 28, 2012 - Senate Democrats' spending plan receives praise, criticism (The Columbian)

February 27, 2012 - Kudos for funding crucial safety net (Everett Herald)

February 26, 2012 - Northwest Voices: Preserve basic health services (Seattle Times)

January 17, 2012 - GUEST COLUMN | Patients will suffer with further cuts to health care (South Seattle Beacon)

January 14, 2012 - MY TURN: Seeking the public's help to save health care access (Kitsap Sun)

January 11, 2012 - As numbers of uninsured rise, health cuts concerns mount (Crosscut.com)

January 07, 2012 - State must assure needy get access to health care (Yakima Herald)


2011 Media

December 23, 2011 - The price we pay for health-care cuts is more than we save (Renton Reporter)

December 19, 2011 - ICHS part of community vigil to support health center funding (NW Asian Weekly)

December 19, 2011 - Concerned that budget cuts will affect health-care system (Bothell/Kenmore Reporter)

December 04, 2011 - Local View: State needs more revenue to prevent health care cuts (The Columbian)

December 01, 2011 - Let the voters decide the quality of health care we'll have (The Olympian)

December 01, 2011 - Video: Budget cuts could force cutbacks at CHAS (KXLY Spokane)

November 30, 2011 - CHAS rallies to preserve state funding. Budget cuts would reduce medical services (The Spokesman-Review)

November 28, 2011 - Family Friendly: Health center treats thousands at discounted fees (The Daily News Online)

November 25, 2011 - Just Fix It: health care (Seattle Times)

November 21, 2011 - Eliminating Washington's Basic Health Plan will hurt economic recovery (Seattle Times)

October 30, 2011 - VIDEO: Real cuts, real people: Six stories behind Gregoire's budget cuts (King 5, Up Front)

October 29, 2011 - For Gregoire, a subtle change on taxes (Seattle Times)

October 27, 2011 - Gregoire unveils proposed cuts to state budget (The Columbian)

October 27, 2011 - Gregoire plans major cuts to basic health, education (KOMOnews.com)

October 27, 2011 - Gregoire plans major budget cuts, blasts Wall Street (KING 5)

October 09, 2011 - A passion for family medicine (Seattle Times)

September 22, 2011 - Letter to the Editor: State revenue forecast down; more budget cuts needed (Seattle Times)

September 16, 2011 - Health care for poor at risk with state budget woes (seattlepi.com)

June 20, 2011 - The Most Difficult Budget Year (Hospitals and Health Networks)

April 17, 2011 - Health clinics expanding, but also cutting services (KPLU.org)

April 16, 2011 - Woman sues after state drops her from Basic Health coverage (The Herald)

April 10, 2011 - Letter to the Editor: Safety net programs save in long run (The Columbian)

April 07, 2011 - Letter to the Editor: House Democrats outline plan to close state budget (Seattle Times)

April 06, 2011 - Letter to the Editor: LEGISLATURE: Clinic cuts will tear holes in safety net (The News Tribune)

March 28, 2011 - First anniversary of national health reform is a time for hope and concern (The Olympian)

March 26, 2011 - The wrong targets at the wrong time (The Herald)

March 23, 2011 - State's budget deficit reaches $5 billion (Seattle Times)

March 23, 2011 - Op-Ed: The Affordable Care Act One Year Later (Rainier Valley Post)

March 22, 2011 - Many who lost Basic Health may still qualify (KNDU Tri-Cities)

March 19, 2011 - OUR VIEW | Amid budget cuts, don't ignore our most vulnerable (The Kitsap Sun)

March 19, 2011 - Kitsap social service leaders brace for state, federal cuts (The Kitsap Sun)

March 18, 2011 - State budget shortfall at $5.3 billion (The Olympian)

March 11, 2011 - Op-Ed: Savings of the state Disability Lifeline program should be preserved (Seattle Times)

March 07, 2011 - Two Basic Health updates (KNDU Tri-Cities)

February 22, 2011 - Op-Ed: MY TURN | Cuts would create 5,000 more uninsured in Kitsap (Kitsap Sun)

February 18, 2011 - Video: Health care, education cut in state budget (King 5)

February 16, 2011 - Will WA Offer Life Support to Basic Health Plan? (Public News Service)

February 10, 2011 - States face health care cutbacks (USA Today)

February 09, 2011 - Health Programs On The Chopping Block As States Gird For Drop In Federal Aid (Kaiser Health News)

January 30, 2011 - Op-Ed: Local View: Will state protect - or abandon - vulnerable residents? (The Columbian)

January 25, 2011 - Basic Health: Budget Cuts Cost Jobs, Hurt Seniors (PubliCola)

January 25, 2011 - Letter to the Editor: Proposal has serious health consequences (Seattle Times)

January 25, 2011 - Letter to the Editor: Health care part of society's infrastructure (Seattle Times)

January 23, 2011 - Editorial: Health care conversation misses the real problem (The Spokesman-Review)

January 23, 2011 - Editorial: Expect more tragedies amid state health care cutbacks (The Olympian)

January 20, 2011 - Clinics face crisis, CHAS chief says (The Spokeman-Review)

January 18, 2011 - Blog: Unclear where money would come from to save Basic Health (The News Tribune)

January 14, 2011 - State Health, Disability Plans Will Survive, Majority Leader Says (Kitsap Sun)

January 13, 2011 - Amid budget crisis, hard health-care decisions: Where to cut? (Seattle Times)

January 13, 2011 - Community health centers face increased demand, lower funding (Kitsap Sun)

January 13, 2011 - Blog: Medicaid waiver spurs work session on social safety net (Senate Democrats)

January 12, 2011 - Video: Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee - Work Session

January 01, 2011 - Finding Community: Facing the tension between individualism and the common good (Pacific Northwest Magazine)


2010 Media

October 22, 2010 - OP-ED: States most vulnerable citizens about to lose critical safety net (Rainier Valley Post)

September 29, 2010 - Disability Lifeline, Medicaid Prescriptions under the ax (Real Change)

September 26, 2010 - Eyman's Initiative 1053 undermines the principle of majority rule (Seattle Times)

September 22, 2010 - Health Care Funding Cuts (KOMO-TV)

July 23, 2010 - Federal grants may bulk up WA state CHCs (PSBJ)

July 21, 2010 - Values of WA state budget (Seattle Times)

July 02, 2010 - Opponents to soda, candy taxes turn in signatures (Seattle PI)

June 18, 2010 - Know what you are signing - Decline to Sign I-1107 (Rainier Valley Post)

June 18, 2010 - Congress should approve additional Medicaid money for states (Seattle Times)

June 18, 2010 - Federal Medicaid Funding: Many will suffer if cuts are made (Seattle Times)

June 02, 2010 - Legislators got it right - Letter to the Editor (Columbian)

April 12, 2010 - Washington Legislature Passes Budget Saving Critical Health Care Programs (Press Release)

April 05, 2010 - Health Care Challenges & Local Innovations (Seattle Channel)

March 24, 2010 - Health care is a social justice issues (Seattle Times)

March 15, 2010 - Washington's GAU saves people from homelessness (Seattle Times)