5 Things Washington: Q&A w/U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, Health initiatives, Inflation & Medicare
Emily Boerger | May 11, 2022 | Washington
Rep. Kim Schrier represents Washington State’s 8th Congressional District, which includes much of King, Pierce, Kittitas, and Chelan counties, as well as portions of Douglas County. Schrier has recently expressed support for the federal Affordable Insulin Now Act, which would cap insulin costs at no more than $35 per month.
A grassroots organization recently submitted an initiative that would establish a universal health care insurance plan in Washington State. Whole Washington is working to establish a state-level universal health care system. It filed an initiative to the Secretary of State on March 23rd that would create an all-inclusive
Washington State insurance specialists discussed new legislation that will protect residents from surprise medical bills during a webinar Monday. Staff from the state’s Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) discussed the Balance Billing Protection Act (BBPA). Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1688 on March 31st. The bill
A diverse panel of health care professionals considered approaches to addressing inequities in end-of-life care Friday. The Washington Serious Illness Care Coalition hosted the panel, which featured Dr. Devyani Chandran, Dr. Mabel Bodell, Dr. Raleigh Bowden, and Eze Oluo. Prior to the panel discussion, Edwin Lindo—Associate Dean for
The University of Washington’s School of Public Health (SPH) has several projects lined up to help students, including the addition of a new health sciences facility. SPH Dean Hilary Godwin updated students and faculty on the school’s recent accomplishments and future plans on Wednesday. Godwin said most of
Suicide rates among veterans are causing concern in Washington State’s health care community. The Washington Health Care Authority’s Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery hosted a meeting to address the issue Tuesday. Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Program Manager Codie Garza discussed factors that contribute