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Centene Q2 financial report shows increased profits and revenue

| Jul 25, 2017 | California, Oregon, Texas, Washington

Sen. Cantwell ties Medicaid to lower exchange pricing

DJ Wilson | Jul 24, 2017 | Washington

Senator Maria Cantwell took the floor of the US Senate to speak to her colleagues ahead of the vote tomorrow on the Republican health care reform bill.  Her comments included an interesting comment that is worth highlighting. From her floor statement today: I think the reason why people like these...[ Read More ]

Molina to lay off 10% of its workforce

DJ Wilson | Jul 24, 2017 | California, Texas, Washington

Reuters is reporting this afternoon that Molina's interim CEO has told employees in a memo that Molina will be laying off 10% of the workforce.  According to reports, the memo says that this is in response to losses incurred in the individual market. From the story: The memo was sent...[ Read More ]

Allenmore Hospital making room for new behavioral health facility

| Jul 24, 2017 | Washington

Demolition is underway at MultiCare Allenmore Hospital’s Building A in Tacoma to make space for the construction of a new 120-bed behavioral health hospital, moving residents of Pierce County and surrounding areas one step closer to improved access to mental health services. The new two-story facility is a joint venture...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Merissa Clyde

Kylie Walsh | Jul 24, 2017 | Washington

Merissa Clyde, Managing Director, Health Benefits Administration at SEIU 775 Benefits Group joins us to talk about the potential influx of patients if patients lose coverage gained under the Medicaid expansion. We have many people who could choose our coverage but don’t because they are covered by Medicaid expansion and...[ Read More ]

CHI St. Anthony and Good Shepherd Health Care System and Allevant Solutions developing transitional care program

| Jul 21, 2017 | Oregon, Washington

In support of an overall plan to meet the needs of the community today and in the future, CHI St. Anthony Hospital (CHISAH) and Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) are pleased to announce the establishment of an enhanced Transitional Care program.   “Transitional Care is a high quality, evidence-based program...[ Read More ]

5 Things WA: Senate's updated BCRA, Providence, Jorge Rivera

| Jul 13, 2017 | Washington

I read some of Thomas Paine's writings over the 4th of July, and I couldn't help but think this famous quote is a great fit for the state of health policy today: "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this...[ Read More ]