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.
Joel Graves, Research Assistant, June 2011, June, 2011
Washington Policy Center held its 9th Annual Health Care Conference on Tuesday, June 7, in SeaTac. The four-part event featured a Legislative Update breakfast, two panel discussions, and concluded with lunch keynote speaker Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. More than 300 attendees were provided key information regarding the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in Washington state.
Roger Stark, MD, FACS, Health Care Policy Analyst, May, 2011
The Republicans in Congress recently released their ten-year budget proposal. The federal budget debate is essentially about how large government should be and how costly social welfare programs should be managed in the future. The Republicans would simplify the tax code and close tax loopholes. The president would like to raise taxes on the wealthy and ultimately on the middle class.