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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The Softening: Declining Support for the Affordable Care Act

September 9, 2013 in Publications

In the now-famous words of former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, from 2010, “we have to pass this legislation (Affordable Care Act) to find out what’s in it.” Three years later even the most ardent supporters of the law realize it is too cumbersome and complex to actually work. President Obama himself is showing doubts. In a revealing slip, he said in a recent New York Times interview that the American public will like the law “if it works” – not when it works.

Is being put on Medicaid better than having no insurance?

September 9, 2013 in Publications

Does being put on Medicaid, the government’s entitlement program for the poor, actually save lives or improve people’s health? This is a question that has not been answered until very recently.

UPS to drop spouses from health care plan

August 22, 2013 in In the News
King 5 News (Seattle)
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King 5 News (Seattle)
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Republican Dilemma Over Funding of Obamacare

August 21, 2013 in Blog

Republicans are between a rock and a hard place over the funding of Obamacare.

Survey: 92% of federal workers and retirees reject Obamacare

August 13, 2013 in Blog

The widely-read federal employee news site FedSmith.com reports that in a reader survey 92% of the 2,500 respondents rejected getting their health coverage through Obamacare's exchanges, and instead want to continue with their current coverage. The survey questions and results are below.

"Do you think federal employees should be required to use the health insurance exchanges or continue to use the current health insurance program?

Obamacare: What it will cost here

August 8, 2013 in In the News
Seattle Times
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Seattle Times
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Early ObamaCare prognosis

August 6, 2013 in In the News
570 KVI AM (Seattle)
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570 KVI AM (Seattle)
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Taxpayers Continue to Pay for Congress' Health Insurance

August 3, 2013 in Blog

The hits with Obamacare just keep coming. (Here)

The latest is that employees and Members of Congress must get their health insurance through the exchanges, just like regular folks. At least that's what Congress and the President would like you to believe. But regular folks will pay for their own insurance in the exchanges and will be eligible for subsidies on a sliding scale.