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Op-ed: NW Parkinson’s Foundation ED on budget & health care negotiations in Congress

| Sep 28, 2021 | Washington

As leader of the NW Parkinson’s Foundation, I hear every day that Americans are paying too much for prescription drugs. And they're eager for Congress to do something about it. Fortunately, Washington State’s newest member of Congress, Marilyn Strickland, is listening.  In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Representative...[ Read More ]

Rep. Ormsby and Rep. Harris comment on the impact of Delta variant on state budget

| Sep 27, 2021 | Washington

Rep. Timm Ormsby, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and Rep. Paul Harris, member of the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, discussed the status of the state’s budget amidst the current surge in COVID-19 cases at the 2021 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference earlier this month....[ Read More ]

Video: The pandemic, health disparities, and lessons we re-learned about ourselves

| Sep 22, 2021 | Washington

At the 2021 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference, key leaders from both the private and public sectors of health care came together to discuss health disparities based on race, gender, and economic status revealed through the COVID-19 pandemic. These leaders were Sen. Emily Randall, a member of...[ Read More ]

Health Care Authority to receive rural health care transformation grant from CMS

| Sep 21, 2021 | Washington

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is set to receive a $5 million Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The funding will go toward transforming the health care system in rural communities in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and...[ Read More ]

Gary Kaplan, MD, to End Career as CEO at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

| Sep 21, 2021 | Washington

After 22 years of transformative leadership, Gary Kaplan, MD, announced today he will end his time as CEO of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Kaplan is internationally recognized for adapting management principles from the automotive and manufacturing industries for the health care setting to drive continuous improvement in quality, safety and...[ Read More ]

Washington Health Benefit Exchange awarded 2021 State Marketplace Modernization Grant

| Sep 20, 2021 | Washington

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (WAHBE) a 2021 State Marketplace Modernization Grant. This initiative was funded through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and will allow the 21 State Marketplaces chosen to modernize or update “any system, program, or technology” to ensure...[ Read More ]

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