Health Care

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.

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Affordable Care Act not what the doctor ordered

July 2, 2012 in In the News
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Friday, June 29, 2012

Chief Justice Roberts Invites November Referendum on Federal Health Care Law

July 2, 2012 in Publications

"The Affordable Care Act is constitutional in part and unconstitutional in part."

With these words, the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts, in a 5-4 decision, removed the policy fate of the federal health care law from the hands of judges and placed it squarely in the lap of voters this fall to decide what happens next.

Depending on your perspective, Roberts’ decision was either an example of judicial restraint or, as the four Supreme Court Justices that dissented wrote, "carries verbal wizardry too far, deep into the forbidden land of the sophists."

Washington state took steps to be ready for new law

June 29, 2012 in In the News
The Seattle Times
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The Seattle Times
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Why Small Business Vows to Continue the Healthcare Fight

June 28, 2012 in In the News
The Biz Coach
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The Biz Coach
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Reactions Pour in to Health Care Ruling

June 28, 2012 in In the News
Washington State Wire
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Washington State Wire
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

What ruling means for our state

June 28, 2012 in In the News
The Seattle Times
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The Seattle Times
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Thursday, June 28, 2012