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Senate budget version rejects health care cuts in May revise

Emily Boerger | May 29, 2020 | California

Washington Health Alliance report finds downward trend in health care spending waste

Emily Boerger | Nov 6, 2019 | Washington

In the latest edition of its First, Do No Harm series, the Washington Health Alliance details the results of an analysis on wasteful spending for the commercially-insured and Medicaid-insured populations in the state. Utilizing the Alliance’s All Payer Claims Database, the new report includes data from 2014-2017, and evaluates wasteful...[ Read More ]

2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance released

| Jun 13, 2019

On Wednesday, the Commonwealth Fund released their 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance. The report analyzes state-by-state data to determine which states have the highest quality of care, access to care, health outcomes, and health disparities.     Death rates, coverage, and spending were key highlights included in the...[ Read More ]

Oregon Docs Generate $15B a Year in Economic Activity, Says AMA

| Apr 24, 2014 | Oregon

The American Medical Association recently released a study showing the economic impact of physicians in each state. In Oregon, the state’s 9,953 primary care physicians generate approximately $14.8 billion in economic activity each year, according to the report. Oregon’s data shows that physicians contribute more to Oregon’s economy than the...[ Read More ]

KFF's Altman and Levitt: We Still Have a Health Care Spending Problem

Erin Thurston | Apr 22, 2013

Sunday's Washington Post featured an opinion-editorial co-authored by Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) president and chief executive Drew Altman, and senior vice president Larry Levitt highlighting recent analysis from KFF showing that we can expect to see increases in health care spending return as the economy improves. From the Washington Post:...[ Read More ]