WPC's Center for Health Care develops patient-centered solutions to reduce costs and improve the availability and quality of health care for businesses and individuals, providing the only detailed, independent critique of health care issues available in the Northwest.
Roger Stark MD, FACS & WPC Health Care Policy Analyst, September, 2014
- The Medicaid expansion in Washington state was done with a one-line budget gimmick. The 2015 legislature must again face the long-term impact of what the Medicaid expansion means for the people of our state. Elected officials in Washington owe state taxpayers a formal, specific debate and a clear floor vote on whether to continue the expansion.
- Washington state taxpayers will see an added cost of an additional $462 million ($383 million plus $79 million) per year because of the Medicaid expansion.
The conference is timed for maximum impact one week before the start of one of the most important legislative sessions in state history.
The conference will be attended by policy makers, elected officials, and business leaders and consist of a breakfast speaker, then breakout sessions in the morning, featuring local and national experts, on the following policy topics: