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Q&A: Rep. Liz Snyder on 2022 health care bills

| Jan 25, 2022 | Alaska

Rep. Liz Snyder is the co-chair of the House Health and Social Services Committee. State of Reform spoke with her about several bills she’s hoping to see pass this session dealing with everything from compensating home caregivers to reigning in insulin costs.      Aaron Kunkler: What are your health...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Sen. Judy Warnick on SBs 5807 & 5412

| Jan 25, 2022 | Washington

Sen. Judy Warnick sits on the Senate’s Behavioral Health Subcommittee. This session, she introduced two bills dealing with behavioral health and increasing supports to people in behavioral health and other treatments in the state. State of Reform spoke with Warnick to get her thoughts on the bills.      Aaron...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Sen. Deb Patterson on 2022 health committee bills

| Jan 25, 2022 | Oregon

Sen. Deb Patterson is the chair of Oregon’s Senate Committee on Health Care. Patterson is preparing for the upcoming legislative session, and spoke with State of Reform about bills her committee will be discussing and proposing in the coming session.     Aaron Kunkler: What are your health care priorities...[ Read More ]

FAIR Health releases COVID cost analysis

| Jan 24, 2022 | Washington

A new report from FAIR Health outlines costs associated with COVID-19 treatment, and the allowable amounts as well as patient populations.  In a state by state analysis of private health care claims from April 2020 to August 2021, New Jersey was the state with the highest average allowed amount for...[ Read More ]

WA dental therapists bill reintroduced

| Jan 24, 2022 | Washington

Washington lawmakers are again considering allowing dental therapists to operate statewide.  The legislation, HB 1885, is being sponsored by Rep. Eileen Cody and would allow the practice to expand in Washington. Dental therapists are mid-level providers that are licensed to perform some procedures like tooth cleaning, tooth reimplantation, and extractions....[ Read More ]

5 Slides We're Discussing: Bending the Rx Cost Curve

| Jan 20, 2022 | Federal

As new and promising medications are developed, they often come with significant cost. In this 5 Slides We're Discussing: Bending the Rx Cost Curve conversation, State of Reform's DJ Wilson tackles that subject with three subject matter experts. Joining State of Reform for the conversation were Annette Guarisco Fildes, president...[ Read More ]