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Q&A: Rep. Cedric Hayden, Vice Chair of Oregon's House Committee on Health Care

Emily Boerger | Apr 8, 2019 | Oregon

Representative Cedric Hayden represents Oregon’s House District 7, covering Eastern Lane and Douglas Counties. Hayden currently serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Health Care and on the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Services. Outside of the legislature, Hayden operates several businesses and is a dentist...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Sen. David Frockt on Cascade Care

Sara Gentzler | Apr 2, 2019 | Washington

Sen. David Frockt represents Washington's 46th Legislative District, which covers part of Seattle, Kenmore, and Lake Forest Park. Frockt is Vice Chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee and serves on the Health & Long Term Care Committee and Behavioral Health Subcommittee. He's the prime sponsor on the Senate...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Erica McFadden, PhD

Sara Gentzler | Mar 28, 2019 | Arizona

Erica McFadden, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. The council released a report with policy recommendations for preventing sexual abuse of Arizonans with developmental and other disabilities. The report came in response to the recent incident at a Hacienda HealthCare intermediate-care facility, where an...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Susan Lontine, Chair of Colorado's House Health & Insurance Committee

Sara Gentzler | Mar 18, 2019 | Colorado

Rep. Susan Lontine represents Colorado’s House District 1, in Southwest Denver. Lontine chairs the House Health & Insurance Committee and serves on the Capitol Building Advisory Committee, State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee, and the Legislative Council. For this Q&A, we talked to Lontine about health care legislation that's moving...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Meg Jones, Executive Director of the Association of Washington Healthcare Plans on public option bills

Sara Gentzler | Mar 15, 2019 | Washington

Meg Jones is the Executive Director of the Association of Washington Healthcare Plans, an advocacy organization representing all major health plans offered across the state, carriers that offer plans on the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, and carriers with Managed Care Organization contracts via the Health Care Authority. For this Q&A,...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Hawaii Sen. Stanley Chang on health care, housing, and bills this session

Sara Gentzler | Mar 7, 2019 | Hawaii

Sen. Stanley Chang represents Hawaii’s 9th Senatorial District, which includes the Honolulu neighborhoods of Hawai’i Kai, Kuli’ou’ou, Niu, 'Aina Haina, Wai’alae-Kahala, and Diamond Head. Chang is chair of the Senate Committee on Housing and Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health. For this interview, we...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Washington Sen. Steve O'Ban on behavioral health this session

Sara Gentzler | Mar 5, 2019 | Washington

Sen. Steve O’Ban represents Washington’s 28th Legislative District and has been serving in the Legislature since 2013. His district in Pierce County is home to Western State Hospital -- an 800-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital in Lakewood that lost  federal funding and certification last year. Behavioral health is a priority for...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. John Mizuno, Chair of Hawaii's House Health Committee

Sara Gentzler | Feb 5, 2019 | Hawaii

Rep. John Mizuno represents Hawaii’s 28th Legislative District, which covers Kalihi Valley, Kamehameha Heights, and part of Lower Kalihi. Mizuno was first elected to his office in 2006 and currently serves as chair of Hawaii’s House Health Committee. State of Reform reporter Sara Gentzler talked to Mizuno about his priorities...[ Read More ]

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