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WA: House Passes Governor's Health Care Purchasing Bill

| Feb 19, 2014 | Washington

The Washington House of Representatives has passed legislation aimed at improving the effectiveness of health care purchasing by making the cost and quality of health care more transparent. The House passed the engrossed second substitute of HB 2572 today on a 55-41 vote that fell mostly along party lines.  The...[ Read More ]

WA: Health Plans Testify in Opposition to Rep. Cody’s Exchange Bill

| Feb 5, 2014 | Washington

Washington’s health insurance carriers came out this week against legislation sponsored by Rep. Eileen Cody, D-West Seattle, which would convert the state’s health insurance exchange from a public-private partnership into a state agency. Representatives of two of the state’s largest carriers testified in opposition to HB 2340 during a Feb....[ Read More ]

Financing for the Exchange Passes State House

Erin Thurston | Mar 12, 2013 | Washington

HB 1947, better known as the legislative proposal for financing the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, passed the House of Representatives yesterday 69-29. The bill is similar to funding recommendation option "B" presented by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board to the State Legislature in December. Operational costs of the Exchange...[ Read More ]

POLICY LEADERSHIP: DEMOCRATS

DJ Wilson | Jan 9, 2012 | Washington

Sen. David Frockt (D-46), Senate Health and Long Term Care Chair Sen. Karen Keiser (D-33) and House Health and Wellness Chair Rep. Eileen Cody (D-34) speak on the panel discussion last week "Policy Leadership:  Democrats."  TVW has the tape here.