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AWPHD Executive Director Ben Lindekugel passes away

Emily Boerger | Jun 25, 2019 | Washington

What They're Watching: Catherine Field, Humana

Emily Boerger | Jun 24, 2019 | Washington

Behavioral Health Subcommittee discusses jail diversion projects

Laura Lundberg | Jun 21, 2019 | Washington

On Wednesday, the Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long-Term Care held a committee meeting on a broad range of behavioral health topics. Among several issues discussed, the subcommittee focused on collaborations taking place within Snohomish County Human Services to break the cycle of homelessness, mental health, and substance...[ Read More ]

Cambia Grove holds kick-off conversation on Washington’s public option

Emily Boerger | Jun 20, 2019 | Washington

On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Jay Inslee was joined by a group of legislators, patients, and state health leaders to discuss the roll-out of the Legislature’s recently passed public option bill. The conversation, which was held at Cambia Grove, brought a diverse group of voices to the table to discuss next...[ Read More ]

Sen. Murray introduces bipartisan "Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019"

| Jun 19, 2019 | Washington

Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate health committee, took a major step towards lowering health costs for millions of families in Washington state and across the country. Senator Murray joined with Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to introduce the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 — bipartisan...[ Read More ]

Washington approved for modified 'subscription model' for prescription drug payment in Apple Health

| Jun 13, 2019 | Washington

Washington has become just the fourth state to gain federal approval to negotiate with drug manufacturers for deals that link payment for prescription drugs to the value delivered. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Washington’s proposed Medicaid state plan amendment this week. The approval lays out a...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Jim Polo, MD, Pam MacEwan, Tribal health

| Jun 12, 2019 | Washington

These are epic days of long summer days in Washington State. Try to get as much vitamin D as you can - while you can. If you're otherwise looking to brush up on your health policy, we've got a few things for you in this edition of 5 Things for...[ Read More ]

Excerpts from Pam MacEwan's testimony to Congress

Laura Lundberg | Jun 12, 2019 | Washington

On June 12, Pam MacEwan, Chief Executive Officer of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, testified before the US House Ways and Means Committee regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Washington State’s progress in the health care arena.     MacEwan began her testimony by describing how Washington has expanded...[ Read More ]

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