Upcoming Conference
Washington, January 10, 2019

What They're Watching: Staici West, Premera Blue Cross

Emily Boerger | Dec 11, 2018 | Washington

2019 Washington State of Reform Detailed Agenda Is Now Available!

Laura Lundberg | Dec 11, 2018 | Washington

The full Detailed Agenda for our 2019 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Seattle on January 10th is now available, and we’re happy to share this list of over 110 speakers with you, including: Colm O'Comartun: Principal, 50-State Joe Gifford: Senior Vice President, Lumeris Lee Mills McGrath: Senior Vice President, Provider Strategy and Solutions, Premera...[ Read More ]

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner presents its 2019 legislative agenda

Sara Gentzler | Dec 6, 2018 | Washington

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) presented items from its 2019 Legislative Agenda to the House Business and Financial Services and House Health Care and Wellness committees this week. In total, OIC Legislative Director Lonnie Johns-Brown presented four items: the House Health Care and Wellness Committee will see...[ Read More ]

Washington Healthplanfinder sign-ups top 195,000 entering final two weeks of open enrollment

| Nov 30, 2018 | Washington

Statewide #GetCoveredWA campaign underway now through the Dec. 15 deadline for 2019 coverage   OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that more than 195,000 customers have used Washington Healthplanfinder to select a health plan for 2019 coverage – a nearly three percent increase over the same...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Frank Chopp, Re-Wire Policy Conference, Merissa Clyde

| Nov 30, 2018 | Washington

We'll make some decisions in the next few days about which Pre-Conference Sessions to put together.  If you're interested in attending one, and voting through your registration on which "deep dive" we should host, please check out the page here.  We'll pick three and move forward, refunding or re-assigning your registration if your...[ Read More ]

Three implications of Frank Chopp's resignation

DJ Wilson | Nov 29, 2018 | Washington

The announcement this week that Frank Chopp would resign was some time in the making.  He had been making rumblings privately for months, and some of the folks that fund Democratic politics were increasingly pushing the speaker to release his hold on the caucus. In some ways, this is a...[ Read More ]

Cleveland prioritizes access to health care in 2019 legislative session

| Nov 29, 2018 | Washington

Access, affordability and maintenance of health care coverage will be the three top priorities of the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee in the 2019 legislative session, Sen. Annette Cleveland said today. Cleveland (D-Vancouver) was selected by her colleagues to continue as chair of the health care committee when...[ Read More ]