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Washington’s Section 1332 Innovation Waiver Explainer

Published On January 11, 2023

In December 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved Washington’s Section 1332 Innovation waiver request to expand access to comprehensive, affordable health care in the Evergreen State through 2028. The waiver allows all Washingtonians, regardless of immigration status, the ability to receive health and dental coverage on Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s health insurance marketplace. In addition, the waiver allows all people with incomes up to 250% of the federal poverty level to be eligible for Cascade Care Savings, the state’s new premium subsidy program.

The document below summarizes what’s included in the waiver and what it means for Washingtonians.