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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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).

Are "Death Panels" Part of Health Care Reform?

November 8, 2010 in Publications

One of the most controversial issues during the debate over federal health care reform was the concept of government committees or agencies deciding who would receive health care and who wouldn’t. Those who opposed the President’s health care plan called these agencies “death panels” and worried the panels would allow people to die rather than provide costly treatments at government expense. The President’s supporters called this “fear mongering” and assured Americans the legislation would not establish government agencies to make life and death decisions for us.

View: Are “death panels” part of health care reform?

November 8, 2010 in In the News
Seattle Local Health Guide
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Seattle Local Health Guide
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Health care reform focus of Nov. 10 talk in Bellingham

November 8, 2010 in In the News
Bellingham Herald
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Bellingham Herald
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Death Panels

November 8, 2010 in In the News
Snohomish Times
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Snohomish Times
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Monday, November 8, 2010