The Biden administration wants to minimize the fallout from the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), whenever it occurs. At the top of the list of concerns is the insurance status of people who have been able to stay on Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) without having to comply with … Read more

Ingrid Ulrey, Regional Director of District 10 for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), capped the 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Policy Conference by discussing HHS’ top 3 national health issues.     Ulrey was appointed by the Biden Administration about 8 months ago to serve as Director of Region 10, … Read more

President Joe Biden joined Washington State lawmakers in their push for lower insulin prices while speaking at an Auburn college Friday.     Biden joined Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, along with Rep. Kim Schrier at Green River College to address the challenges Washingtonians face trying to pay for health care and prescription drugs. … Read more

In President Joe Biden’s Tuesday announcement on new COVID-19 actions, he included plans to send emergency response teams of over 100 clinical professionals and paramedics immediately to Michigan and five other states.  Ruthanne Sudderth, senior vice president of public affairs and communications at the Michigan Health and Hospital Association, says she expects these professionals to … Read more

Today, the Biden administration announced a new plan to combat the Omicron variant after cases were detected in the U.S.  The plan includes several pieces that will impact health care systems and delivery in Washington State. State of Reform dug through the statement to provide three key takeaways you should be aware of.      … Read more