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.
by Roger Stark, MD, FACS and WPC Health Policy Analyst, April, 2014
President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, four years ago, yet the sweeping health care law remains unpopular with Americans. The Rasmussen poll reported in early March 2014 that 56 percent of voters had an unfavorable opinion of the ACA. This number has not changed significantly over four years. Many early supporters of the law, including some labor unions, are now dissatisfied and oppose Obamacare.
WPC Eastern Washington Healthcare Luncheon: Diagnosing Obamacare’s Impact on Eastern Washington Businesses
Washington Policy Center's Annual Eastern Washington Health Care Luncheon is one of WPC’s most anticipated policy events each year. The 250+ attendees include state legislators, candidates, agency staff, business owners, the biotech community, patient advocacy groups and industry representatives. This year will feature Katie W. Mahoney, Executive Director for Health Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who will address the changing health care policies surrounding Obamacare's implementation.
Dr. Roger Stark, MD, FACS, WPC Health Care Policy Analyst, November, 2013
On November 14, 2013, Dr. Roger Stark, WPC Health Care Policy Analyst, was invited to testify in Washington, D.C. before the Congressional House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Stark’s testimony follows.