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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Accountable care organizations: More central planning from ObamaCare

December 2, 2010 in In the News
Othello Outlook
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Othello Outlook
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

U.S. Small Business Administration Wants Part of "Obamacare" Repealed

November 18, 2010 in Blog

In a testimony yesterday, U.S. SBA's Chief Counsel for Advocacy highlighted what he thought some of the more burdensome regulations were. One of them is the 1099 reporting requirement that Congress enacted with its national health care reform overhaul earlier this year.

Gregoire new chair of National Governors Association

November 17, 2010 in In the News
State Budget Solutions
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State Budget Solutions
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Comparative Effectiveness Research in Washington State: The Health Technology Assessment Program

November 16, 2010 in Publications

Introduction

Medical research is the foundation of the modern era of medicine. Doctors and other providers spend their entire careers deciding the best treatments for their patients based on scientific research and their own experience. Health care providers are trained to identify patient variations and to offer individualized treatments from a selection of treatments and medicines.

Are ‘Death Panels’ part of health care reform?

November 16, 2010 in In the News
Othello Outlook
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Othello Outlook
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Are "Death Panels" Part of Health Care Reform?

November 14, 2010 in In the News
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Accountable Care Organizations: More Central Planning from ObamaCare

November 11, 2010 in Publications

Buried within the 2,700 pages of the new federal health care law is one of the important mechanisms government officials will use to centrally plan and control our health care system – the accountable care organization (ACO).