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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State wants employees to pay more for health care

October 27, 2011 in In the News
The Spokesman-Review (Spokane)
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The Spokesman-Review (Spokane)
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Governor asks unions to re-negotiate health care benefits

October 26, 2011 in Blog

Tomorrow Governor Gregoire will be holding a press conference outlining her recommendations to address the state's budget deficit. Today her budget director Marty Brown sent a letter to state unions informing them that the Governor was re-opening the 2011-13 health care benefits agreement "in order to negotiate a reduction in the employer premium contribution."

Here is a copy of the OFM letter.

Your doctor's report card

October 24, 2011 in In the News
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Your Doctor's Report Card

October 18, 2011 in In the News
Snohomish Times
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Snohomish Times
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Your Doctor's Report Card

October 18, 2011 in Publications

After completing four years of medical school and three to eight years of rigorous specialty training, your doctor will soon have to get a report card from the federal government. Oh, and his or her income will be determined by this report card, not by years of training or patient satisfaction. This new rating is mandated in the new federal health care law, the Affordable Care Act.

Health care reform critic to speak Thursday in Yakima

October 10, 2011 in In the News
Yakima Herald-Republic
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Yakima Herald-Republic
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Everett Clinic requires Advantage plan coverage

October 3, 2011 in In the News
Puget Sound Business Journal
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Puget Sound Business Journal
Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2011