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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Supreme Court Hearings on Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act - Day 2

March 27, 2012 in Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court scheduled an unprecedented six hours, spread over three days (March 26-28), to hear arguments for and against the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare. Today's hearing was the most critical of the three days. The justices heard two hours of arguments dealing specifically with the constitutionality of the individual mandate requiring every adult American to purchase health insurance.

10th Annual Health Care Conference: What happens after the Supreme Court rules on health care reform?

March 27, 2012 in Events
Date: 
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Time: 
7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Place: 
SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel
18700 International Boulevard
SeaTac, Washington

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Legislative Update


2012 Eastern Washington Health Care Lunch

March 27, 2012 in Events
Date: 
Monday, July 9th, 2012
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place: 
The Davenport Hotel
10 S. Post Street
Spokane, Washington

Washington Policy Center's 10th Annual Health Care Policy Conference events begin this July 9 in Spokane and continue July 10 in Seattle. The Eastern Washington lunch event will provide the first in-depth analysis of the Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act decision, and will feature keynote speaker Bill McCollum. Learn what to expect in patient and provider care from policymakers, businesses, providers and the health care industry following the Court's landmark ruling.

Individual Health Insurance Mandate Has Its Day In Court

March 26, 2012 in Blog

This is the first of three updates on the Supreme Court case. Updates will follow tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday.

Dr. Roger Stark Talks Health Care Reform with KING 5's Joyce Taylor

Dr. Roger Stark, a retired heart surgeon, a WPC health care analyst, and author of the new book The Patient-Centered Solution: Our Health Care Crisis, How It Happened, and How We Can Fix It, talked health care reform with KING 5's Joyce Taylor.

Federal Health Care Reform: A Two-Year Report Card

March 22, 2012 in In the News
Oregon Catalyst
Source: 
Oregon Catalyst
Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2012

King County Council designates March as Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month

March 21, 2012 in In the News
Newcastle News
Source: 
Newcastle News
Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Federal Health Care Reform: A Two-Year Report Card

March 15, 2012 in In the News
Cascade Policy Institute
Source: 
Cascade Policy Institute
Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012