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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

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 ]

Ferguson files 38th lawsuit against Trump Administration, challenging "conscience rule"

Emily Boerger | May 29, 2019 | Washington

On Tuesday, Washington State’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed his 38th lawsuit against the Trump Administration. The lawsuit, filed in Spokane, challenges the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recently issued “conscience rule,” which allows health professionals to delay or refuse certain types of medical care based on...[ Read More ]

National program seeks to reform bail system in Spokane

Emily Boerger | May 24, 2019 | Washington

The Bail Project -- a national nonprofit organization dedicated to combating mass incarceration and economic and racial disparities in the bail system -- launched a local effort in Spokane six months go. So far, the project has helped over 100 individuals get out of jail while they await trial through...[ Read More ]

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