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Q&A: Rep. Laurie Jinkins on the LTCTA and the 2019 session

Sara Gentzler | May 9, 2019 | Washington

What’s in Washington’s passed public option bill

Sara Gentzler | May 3, 2019 | Washington

Q&A: Sen. David Frockt on Cascade Care

Sara Gentzler | Apr 2, 2019 | Washington

Sen. David Frockt represents Washington's 46th Legislative District, which covers part of Seattle, Kenmore, and Lake Forest Park. Frockt is Vice Chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee and serves on the Health & Long Term Care Committee and Behavioral Health Subcommittee. He's the prime sponsor on the Senate...[ Read More ]

Washington State House passes bill to curb surprise medical bills

Sara Gentzler | Mar 4, 2019 | Washington

“When you cut your finger on a table saw, you don’t call up Kaiser and say, ‘Ok, where am I supposed to go? Am I supposed to go to the hospital that’s 15 minutes away? Am I supposed to go to the one that’s 30 minutes away?’” Rep. Ed Orcutt...[ Read More ]

Budget and policy choices affect community well-being

| Feb 28, 2019 | Washington

This piece was cross-posted from the Washington State Budget & Policy Center's "Schmudget Blog." New report emphasizes the need for lawmakers to invest in health equity Deeper and smarter investments in education, infrastructure, economic security, housing, and other priorities that serve us all can eliminate barriers to good health for...[ Read More ]

How Washington's public option bills have changed so far

Sara Gentzler | Feb 22, 2019 | Washington

The bills that would set up a public option for health insurance across Washington State made it out of committee in both chambers ahead of the first committee cutoff this session. In the House, the plan has changed minimally since its public hearing. The Senate, though, has made additional changes that...[ Read More ]

A highlight reel of Washington health care bills on-the-move

Sara Gentzler | Feb 12, 2019 | Washington

The cut-off for the Washington State Legislature to pass bills out of committee and read them into the record on the floor in the house of origin is just 10 days away. As we approach that deadline, the House Health Care & Wellness Committee and Senate Health & Long Term...[ Read More ]

Washington state ranks ninth in national health report

Sara Gentzler | Dec 19, 2018 | Washington

For twenty-nine years, America’s Health Rankings has published an annual report on health in the U.S., state-by-state. In its recently released 2018 report, Washington ranked ninth-healthiest overall -- the report’s detailed state breakdown highlights the specific strengths and challenges behind that ranking. To determine the overall rankings, America’s Health Rankings...[ Read More ]