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Gonzaga | State budget | Congress

| Mar 28, 2017 | Washington

Six observations from Hochman's statement on Delashaw

DJ Wilson | Mar 28, 2017 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

Washington state responds to House pulling the AHCA

Erin Fenner | Mar 24, 2017 | Washington

What They're Watching: Cassie Sauer

Kylie Walsh | Mar 24, 2017 | Washington

Letter: new WEA Select Medical program offering

, | Mar 24, 2017 | Washington

Dear WEA leaders, As you know, last June the WEA Board approved conducting a market evaluation of our WEA Select Medical Plan to ensure that the program we endorse continues to meet the needs of our members and plan participants for years to come. Over the past several years health...[ Read More ]

Washington state Democrats waiting to see what laws Congress passess before back-filling Medicaid

Erin Fenner | Mar 23, 2017 | Washington

Washington state GOP leaders have been saying they'll wait-and-see what Congress passes into law to reform health care, before rushing to judgement. Though state Democrats have offered judgement on policy proposals, they're in a similar spot when it comes to state actions or reactions to federal policy. They have to...[ Read More ]

Washington State providers and delivery system speak out against the American Health Care Act

| Mar 23, 2017 | Washington

Washington’s main health care delivery systems and provider organization oppose proposal. Five organizations that represent Washington State’s largest health care delivery systems, physicians and providers are stating their opposition to the American Health Care Act. The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA), Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), Washington Association of Community...[ Read More ]

Gov. Jay Inslee criticizes Senate's proposed cuts to Western State Hospital

Erin Fenner | Mar 21, 2017 | Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee came out strongly against the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus' proposed budget for the 2017-2019 biennium and highlighted the suggested cuts to Western State Hospital. The MCC would increase funding to mental health care by $250 million, but they focus those monies toward community-based mental health care. “The budget...[ Read More ]

Kaiser Permanente expands CareClinic at Bartell Drugs

| Mar 20, 2017 | Washington

Kaiser Permanente has opened their first new CareClinic at Bartell Drugs since acquiring Group Health Cooperative. Kaiser first announced it was acquiring Group Health back in December 2015 but the acquisition only became official this year. After switching out signs at former Group Health locations earlier this month, Kaiser has...[ Read More ]

Message from Providence CEO Rod Hochmann

DJ Wilson | Mar 17, 2017 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

Note:  This email was first released by the Seattle Times on Thursday March 16th. The original version can be found here. ---------------------------------------------- From: Corporate Communications [mailto:CorporateCommunications@swedish.org] Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:51 PM To: Corporate Communications <CorporateCommunications@swedish.org> Subject: From Rod Hochman: Sharing My Perspective *** This message is sent on...[ Read More ]