Upcoming Conference
Inland Northwest, September 10, 2019

Excerpts from Pam MacEwan's testimony to Congress

Laura Lundberg | Jun 12, 2019 | Washington

What They're Watching: James Polo, MD, Regence Blue Shield

Emily Boerger | Jun 10, 2019 | Washington

Washington State passes Indian health improvement bill

, | Jun 5, 2019 | Washington

The Washington State Legislature passed SB 5415, the “Washington Indian Health Improvement Act,” unanimously through both chambers in the 2019 legislative session. The new bipartisan law will direct funds resulting from a recent federal policy change towards efforts that look to improve the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives...[ Read More ]

Statement from Washington Health Benefit Exchange CEO Pam MacEwan on proposed 2020 health insurance plan filings

| Jun 3, 2019 | Washington

Pam MacEwan, CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, issued today the following statement regarding the proposed 2020 health insurance rates for Washington state announced by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner: “The Exchange is pleased to see the number of 2020 individual health insurance rates submitted to the Office...[ Read More ]

Thirteen health insurers request record-low increase of less than 1%

| Jun 3, 2019 | Washington

Thirteen health insurers filed a record-low average proposed rate increase of 0.96% for the 2020 individual health insurance market. Also, two new insurers — PacificSource Health Plans and Providence Health Plan — are joining Washington’s market next year. All 39 counties will have at least one insurer selling inside the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Rep. Cody, Spokane's Bail Project, Carmen Mendez

| May 30, 2019 | Washington

We are gearing up for our 2019 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Spokane on Sept. 10th. I expect we'll have a crowd of about 300 folks from across the spectrum of both policy and market activity - and we'd love to have you join us if you're able....[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Carmen Mendez, Yakima City Councilmember

Emily Boerger | May 29, 2019 | Washington

Carmen Mendez is a Yakima City Councilmember and is on the Arcora Foundation Board of Trustees. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss tele-dentistry. “So, one of the things that I'm very excited about is the opportunity for tele-dentistry, especially in rural communities. I come...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Eileen Cody reflects on the 2019 legislative session

Emily Boerger | May 29, 2019 | Washington

Representative Eileen Cody represents Washington’s 34th Legislative District and is the Chair of the House Health and Wellness Committee. Cody has long been a health policy leader in Washington State’s legislature, having worked on issues such as implementation of the Affordable Care Act, mental health parity, and patient safety improvements....[ Read More ]

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