Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson


OLYMPIA -- May 27, 2004 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire has sent a letter to Gov. Gary Locke urging him to delay the July 1, 2004 implementation of a new state rule that could affect health care for thousands of needy children in Washington.

The rule would require Medicaid families whose incomes are more than 150 percent of the federal poverty level to pay monthly premiums to help control rising costs of the program.

In the letter Gregoire noted the Office of the Attorney General's role in protecting the health and welfare of our State's children and from that experience she views access to health care critical for low income children.

To view the letter, please click here.