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Over 300 organizations heading to Seattle for State of Reform

Michael Goldberg | Jan 2, 2020 | Washington

5 Things Washington: Olympia Insiders, Lessons from other states, Cost of care

| Dec 23, 2019 | Washington

Last night, our kids and about 10-12 other kids on our street went caroling around the neighborhood. It was dark, and chilly, of course. But, in an hour, we met a 102-woman none of us had met before. The kids hugged the recent widower on the corner. And, we introduced...[ Read More ]

Inslee's supplemental budget prioritizes homelessness and behavioral health

Michael Goldberg | Dec 19, 2019 | Washington

In a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Inslee revealed his supplemental budget proposal heading into the 2020 session. Headlining the budget proposal is $319 million in spending aimed at reducing homelessness and "transforming Washington's behavioral health care system." Under Inslee’s proposal, funds would be diverted from the state’s $2.5 billion emergency...[ Read More ]

Op-ed: There’s only one true solution to end surprise medical billing

| Dec 16, 2019 | Washington

Dr. Camille Samujh is a practicing physician anesthesiologist in the Western Washington area.  She completed her anesthesia residency training in New York City and also holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington. She wrote the following op-ed on policy solutions to end surprise medical billing. ...[ Read More ]

Washington’s ABCD Dental Program celebrates 20 year anniversary

Michael Goldberg | Dec 13, 2019 | Washington

Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD), an oral health program which connects Medicaid-insured children up to age six with dentists specially trained to treat babies, toddlers and preschoolers, is celebrating its twenty year anniversary.  Originating in Spokane as a local program to connect underserved children with oral health care,...[ Read More ]

Register today for Washington State of Reform Pre-Conference Sessions!

Michael Goldberg | Dec 12, 2019 | Washington

Do you want a deeper dive into some of the more important issues facing the health care community today? Earlier this fall, we posted 7 session topics in health policy for your review.     Attendees voted via registration and determined the three sessions we’ll host on January 8th, the...[ Read More ]

Sutter Health | Aetna announces new offering with 98point6 to make primary care more accessible

Emily Boerger | Dec 12, 2019 | California, Washington

Sutter Health | Aetna announced on Wednesday a new offering with 98point6 to make primary care more accessible for all of its members.     98point6 pairs AI and machine learning to make primary care more accessible via a mobile app. Their platform offers on-demand, text-based access to virtual primary...[ Read More ]

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