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What They're Watching: Morris Pettit, Turnleaf

Emily Boerger | Aug 12, 2019 | Washington

Founder of VBEP and Board President of PARIS retires

Laura Burns | Aug 5, 2019 | Washington

Bill Allman, Founder of Washington’s state Veteran Benefit Enhancement Program (VBEP), and President of the Board of Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) will retire at the end of this year. Allman founded the VBEP program in Washington State in 2003. The program connects veterans to TRICARE benefits offered through...[ Read More ]

POLITICO calls Inslee “the 2020 Dem who may actually know how to fix health care”

Emily Boerger | Jul 29, 2019 | Washington

In an article titled, “The 2020 Dem who may actually now how to fix health care,” POLITICO reporter Dan Goldberg highlights Governor Jay Inslee’s accomplishments in the health care arena. Although his campaign largely focuses on climate change, Goldberg writes, “the two-term Washington governor can credibly claim to have accomplished...[ Read More ]

Washington state launches plan to eliminate hepatitis C virus

| Jul 29, 2019 | Washington

[On Friday] a group of state agencies and partners, in response to a directive from Gov. Jay Inslee, officially launched the Hep C Free Washington Plan to Eliminate Hepatitis C in Washington State by 2030. Hepatitis C infection is the most common infection spread through blood in the United States...[ Read More ]

McMorris Rodgers health care bills pass through House Energy and Commerce Committee

Laura Lundberg | Jul 24, 2019 | Washington

On July 17, three of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ health care bills passed out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The bills aim to expand teaching health centers, increase funding for respite services, and enhance college programs for underrepresented communities. All three bills look to improve the health of...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: House Speaker election, Deb Murphy, Rural residency programs

| Jul 23, 2019 | Washington

I'm in DC this week as part of a group thinking through what might be possible for national health reform in 2021. Regardless of who wins in 2020, there will be continued demand for some action on health care at the federal level. It seems to me, however, that the...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Deb Murphy, CEO of LeadingAge WA

Emily Boerger | Jul 23, 2019 | Washington

LeadingAge Washington is a statewide association that represents nonprofits and mission-focused senior care providers. The association represents about 170 member organizations and advocates for funding and policy to support the care and housing of low-income seniors. Deb Murphy, CEO of LeadingAge WA, spoke with State of Reform to discuss recent...[ Read More ]

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