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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Conference will analyze Supreme Court ruling on health care law

June 13, 2012 in In the News
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Health care: Who uses the money?

June 8, 2012 in In the News
Seattle Local Health Guide
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Seattle Local Health Guide
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Health Care: Who Uses the Money?

June 6, 2012 in Publications

Liberals and conservatives agree the rapidly increasing cost of health care is unsustainable in the U.S. Last year the country spent $2.4 trillion, comprising 18 percent of our economy or gross domestic product. Although the rate of increase has tapered off slightly the past two years, the U.S. is still spending twice the rate of inflation for health care.

Who are the people using these health care dollars? Who are the most expensive patients?

The Right Way to Preserve Medicare Doesn't Limit Access to Care

May 15, 2012 in Publications

The Seattle Times published this column on April 23, 2012.

Nearly 1 million Washington residents, 14 percent of our state's population, rely on Medicare for health coverage each year. It should go without saying that the long-term fiscal health of the program is crucial for our seniors.

Should doctors be able to decide which medicine to prescribe patients?

May 9, 2012 in In the News
The David Boze Show (KTTH 770)
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The David Boze Show (KTTH 770)
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The right way to preserve Medicare doesn't limit access to care

April 24, 2012 in In the News
The Seattle Times
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The Seattle Times
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012