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.
Spokane – The national health care reform plan signed into law by President Obama today will have far-reaching effects across the nation and right here in Washington state.
Washington Policy Center, a non-partisan public policy research organization with offices in Seattle, Olympia, Spokane, and Tri-Cities, is analyzing the new law. Dr. Roger Stark, a retired surgeon and a health care policy analyst with WPC, has made some startling findings about its impact in Washington state:
Seattle – A new study released today by Washington Policy Center (WPC) raises a number of concerns about the Medicaid program and offers solutions for reform. Structural problems and an open-ended program budget are combining to create a rising tide that threatens to swamp all other government expenditures. At the same time, the entitlement has not demonstrably improved the health of the poor.
Seattle – Washington Policy Center (WPC) has hired Roger Stark, MD, as Health Care Policy Analyst for the new Center for Health Care.
Health Care Conference Tomorrow Will Feature Interactive Elway Polling and Address Medicaid Reform and other Cutting Edge Health Care Issues
Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier public policy research and education organization, along with the state's leading business organizations and health care companies, is sponsoring their 5th Annual Health Care Conference, "Emerging Trends in Health Care," a half-day conference, tomorrow, June 14th from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Washington Policy Center, the state's premier public policy research and education organization, published a new pocketbook guide for employers who want to know more about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).
Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the State's premier public policy research organization held it's 4th Annual Health Care Conference, "Moving Health Care Forward: Tools and Techniques for a Healthier Washington," today in SeaTac. At the sold-out Conference, attended by over 250 people, business owners, legislators, agency and legislative staff, patients, doctors and industry representatives debated long-standing health care issues as well as newer challenges arising because of developments in medicine and technology.
Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier public policy research and education organization, is sponsoring their 4th Annual Health Care Conference, "Moving Health Care Forward: Tools and Techniques for a Healthier Washington," a half-day conference, Tuesday, June 6th from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel, 18740 International Blvd. SeaTac.
Seattle - Washington Policy Center, Washington's premier free-market public policy research and education organization welcomes Tanya Karwaki as the new Center for Health Care Reform Director. This marks WPC's fourth research center, following the openings of the Center for Environmental Policy, WashingtonVotes.org, and the Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The Center for Health Care Reform will be formally announced at our June 6th Health Care Conference, "Moving Health Care Forward: Tools and Techniques for a Healthier Washington."
Prescription Drug Labeling Rule will be simpler to understand and still keep safeguards intact for patients
Seattle - Washington Policy Center today applauded this week's announcement by the Food and Drug Administration to make prescription drug labels easier for patients to understand. This new labeling will ensure that important information such as a drug's uses, correct dosage, and warnings of side effects and drug interactions will be easier for a patient to read and find on the prescription.
Seattle - Washington's Certificate of Need law should be repealed is the conclusion of Washington Policy Center's new study released today, "The Failure of Government Central Planning: Washington's Medical Certificate of Need Program." John Barnes, the study's author and policy analyst at Washington Policy Center, takes a critical look at Washington's Certificate of Need (CON) Program and other CON programs around the country in this comprehensive new study.