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Rep. Jason Kropf's homelessness pilot proposal

| Jan 12, 2022 | Oregon

A proposed pilot program from Rep. Jason Kropf would create regional collaboratives between cities and counties to try and better address homelessness. The proposal, LC 218, would build out a pilot project to provide local coordination between cities and counties to tackle homelessness. These pilot sites would each receive $1...[ Read More ]

Oregon Medicaid waiver and redetermination updates

| Jan 12, 2022 | Oregon

Three committee bills were introduced, and an update of Medicaid waivers was provided yesterday during the Oregon legislature's committee days. The Senate Interim Committee on Health Care met to approve three committee bills. These included LC 32, which would direct the Department of Human Services to create an advisory committee...[ Read More ]

Video: The new social determinant imperative

| Jan 11, 2022 | Washington

Addressing the social determinants of health has been a growing consideration in the world of health care and community services. During the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference, four of Washington’s most thoughtful stakeholders discussed what this means for the field in a panel called ‘The new social...[ Read More ]

Keynote: Executive panel on equity, improving health systems

| Jan 11, 2022 | Washington

Three of Washington’s most insightful health care leaders joined us for the afternoon keynote at the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference.      The keynote, moderated by State of Reform’s own DJ Wilson, included Leanne Berge, chief executive officer of Community Health Plan of Washington, Ben Danielson,...[ Read More ]

Keynote: A four-corner discussion on the 2022 legislative session

| Jan 11, 2022 | Washington

Four leaders from the state’s legislature joined us for the lunch keynote during the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference to discuss issues ranging from the long-term care fund act to the budget surplus.      Representing legislative Democrats were Sen. David Frockt, vice chair of the Senate...[ Read More ]

As hospitals fill, WA Medical Association asks Inslee to mobilize the National Guard

| Jan 11, 2022 | Washington

Hospitals across the state are full of COVID patients, prompting the Washington State Medical Association last Friday to issue a letter asking the Governor to mobilize the National Guard.  Statewide, preliminary data from the Department of Health shows that hospitals were nearly 95% full last week as the omicron variant...[ Read More ]