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Commission discusses Washington’s readiness to establish a universal health care system

| Jun 17, 2022 | Washington

Washington’s Universal Health Care Commission discussed the state’s readiness to establish a single-payer system Thursday.     The commission was created after Senate Bill 5399 passed during the 2021 legislative session to make health care more accessible and affordable for residents. Health Management Associates (HMA) staff is helping the commission...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Behavioral health funding, Price transparency, Senate committee meeting

| Jun 16, 2022 | Oregon

Though we are still a ways out, we’re excited to announce that we’ve already begun planning for the 2022 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference! After going virtual for the last two years, we’re very much looking forward to hosting this event in person on October 25th at the Hilton Portland...[ Read More ]

Oregon Task Force on Universal Care chair discusses single-payer plan elements with Senate Interim Committee on Health Care

| Jun 2, 2022 | Oregon

The chair of a task force designing a universal health care plan for Oregonians discussed details of the plan with lawmakers on Thursday.     The Task Force on Universal Care was established following the passage of Senate Bill 770 in 2019. Following some delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...[ Read More ]

Proposed initiative aims to establish universal health care insurance in Washington

| May 4, 2022 | Washington

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...[ Read More ]

HMA staff provide guidance to help Washington commission establish universal health care system

| Apr 15, 2022 | Washington

Staff from Health Management Associates (HMA) provided data for stakeholders trying to establish a universal health care system in Washington on Thursday.     HMA Senior Consultant Liz Arjun and Principal Gary Cohen discussed various aspects of the state’s health care coverage landscape during a Universal Health Care Commission meeting....[ Read More ]

Princeton lecturer discusses possible funding options for a universal health care system in Washington

| Apr 15, 2022 | Washington

A Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs lecturer informed stakeholders of possible avenues for funding a universal health care system in Washington Thursday.     Dan Meuse–Deputy Director of State Health and Value Strategies of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation–spoke during the Washington Universal Health Care Commission’s meeting....[ Read More ]