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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What Comes Next following the Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling?

August 7, 2012 in Publications

Key Points by Conference Participants

How Will the Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Affect Washington State?

July 18, 2012 in Publications

The United States Supreme Court has ruled the “penalty” imposed for not purchasing a government-approved health insurance policy is actually a “tax.” Consequently, Congress has the power to force every person to purchase health insurance or pay the tax. The Court found the Affordable Care Act (ACA) constitutional and is the law of the land.

Dr. Roger Stark on KING 5 Discussing Supreme Court Ruling

Washington Policy Center health care analyst and retired heart surgeon Dr. Roger Stark appeared on KING 5's show Up Front with Robert Mak on July 1 to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act (Dr. Stark's interview begins at 10:11 in the video).