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.

What's New

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
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Friday, September 30, 2011

Health Care Policy Expert to present New Reform

September 27, 2011 in In the News
KOZI News (Chelan)
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KOZI News (Chelan)
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Why the government wants to spy on your doctor

August 17, 2011 in In the News
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Government Wants to Spy on Your Doctor

August 17, 2011 in In the News
Snohomish Times
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Snohomish Times
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Greater Drug Costs for Seniors...and Less Research

July 26, 2011 in Blog

The debate on the debt ceiling rages on in Washington, D.C.  Last week Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) proposed an additional tax on drug manufacturers who supply medicines for Medicare Part D. The proposal is supported by the White House.

A little background is needed here.

Why the Government Wants to Spy On Your Doctor

July 25, 2011 in Publications

The Seattle Times published this op-ed on July 26, 2011.

The federal government recently announced it wants to spy on your doctor. The government planned to pay "mystery patients" to call doctors and find out whether they are willing to accept the prices set by Medicaid and Medicare.

The public was outraged, naturally, and within 72 hours government officials temporarily suspended the calls.

Why the government wants to spy on your doctor

July 25, 2011 in In the News
The Seattle Times
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The Seattle Times
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011