A Correction & A Thank You, A Clarification & Apology
Last week, a piece I wrote in Crosscut had a factual error about ER utilization. The Washington State Hospital Association politely corrected me, which I appreciated both professionally and personally.
Today’s “5 Things We’re Watching” highlighted a piece that addressed the impact on hospitals on not expanding Medicaid. I also linked to McKenna’s healthcare platform from last week, and noted what appears to be McKenna’s strongest statement yet against expanding Medicaid.
That was my connection between the two concepts – the negative impact on hospitals of not expanding Medicaid and McKenna’s position which appears opposed to Medicaid expansion.
That was not the hospital association’s connection. As a 501c3 organization, WSHA doesn’t take formal positions on campaigns. Indeed, I’m sure their membership has a wide range of opinions on the matter.
So, to clarify, the connection was mine, not theirs. And, to the extent that there was a question about that, I apologize for the confusion.