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A highlight reel of Washington health care bills on-the-move

Sara Gentzler | Feb 12, 2019 | Washington

Medicaid and immigration status in Washington

Marjie High | Feb 12, 2019 | Washington

Rep. Reeves introduces "Fair Share Health Care" plan

Emily Boerger | Feb 11, 2019 | Washington

At the end of January, Representative Kristine Reeves introduced the “Fair Share Health Care” plan -- a bill aimed at ensuring that profitable, large employers pay their share of their employees’ health care costs. The majority of Washingtonians receive their health insurance through employment or the employment of a family...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Keith Monosky, PNWU

Emily Boerger | Feb 11, 2019 | Washington

Keith Monosky is the Executive Director of of the Interprofessional Practice and Education Collaborative at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss educating the healthcare workforce. My primary focus is to bring various healthcare disciplines together, typically in an...[ Read More ]

Washington Speaker Chopp sponsors bill to launch plans for behavioral health campus

Sara Gentzler | Feb 7, 2019 | Washington

Washington House Speaker Frank Chopp testified for a bill on which he’s the lead sponsor Tuesday. The speaker has said that the bill, which would allow the University of Washington School of Medicine to start planning for a behavioral health-focused teaching hospital, is his first in 20 years. The committee...[ Read More ]

Arcora Foundation’s Local Impact Networks leverage community to reduce oral health disparities

Marjie High | Feb 6, 2019 | Washington

In an effort to address disparities in oral health, and overall health, Arcora Foundation, the Foundation of Delta Dental of Washington, is pioneering a Local Impact Network (Network) approach to influence lasting change. Currently operating in four areas of the state, Networks provide a structured approach to link and engage...[ Read More ]

Washington's public option gets public hearing

Sara Gentzler | Feb 1, 2019 | Washington

A bill that would set up a public option for health insurance in every Washington county got a public hearing in the House on Wednesday. The bill, which was requested by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, was the subject of testimony that ranged from full support to passionate opposition. Currently, plan...[ Read More ]

Senator Becker prioritizes telemedicine in 2019 session

Emily Boerger | Jan 30, 2019 | Washington

Expanding opportunities and support for telemedicine is a top priority for Senator Randi Becker, who has already introduced four bills related to telehealth in the 2019 legislative session. Telemedicine allows health care providers to interact, evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients remotely, without the necessity of an in-person visit. One of...[ Read More ]