Upcoming Conference | 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference, Dec 10, 2019 Register

Health

What’s in Washington’s passed public option bill

Washington’s public option bill passed through both chambers on the penultimate day of session, April 27. The bill now awaits the governor’s signature....Read More

Op-ed: Actionable data emphasis needed in national healthcare reform debate

Karen Ferguson on the national health care debate from a medical technology & rural clinical perspective...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Randi Becker on telemedicine & mental health this session

"My vision is: In the future, we’ll probably never have to go see a doctor. That doctor will be available to us, probably, 24/7."...Read More

Playing cards, rallies, & rest breaks for hospital staff

What looks like a resolution for one of the central narratives in Olympia this week: A bill related to rest breaks and mandatory-overtime protections for...Read More

Washington’s health care community unites to oppose Medicaid budget cuts

In a series of letters sent to legislators, members of Washington’s health care community have come together to oppose cuts to the state’s Medicaid program...Read More

Sen. Walsh’s statement regarding House Bill 1155

"I want to offer my heartfelt apologies to those I offended with my comments on the Senate floor last Tuesday. I was tired, and in...Read More

WSNA reacts to Sen. Walsh’s comment that nurses at critical access hospitals “probably play cards”

“We know that Sen. Walsh has apologized for the remarks there, and we understand that she said she was tired and she made a mistake,”...Read More

House passes Senate’s comprehensive opioid bill

On Wednesday, the Washington State House passed a comprehensive bill aimed at addressing the statewide opioid epidemic. The bill, which came at the request of...Read More

Op-ed: WA nurses, frontline caregivers fighting for statewide patient safety standards

When frontline hospital caregivers and nurses miss rest breaks and meals, or work too many long shifts, it doesn’t just impact us, it impacts patient...Read More

House capital budget allocates $32.75 million more to UW behavioral health hospital than Senate’s

Both the House and the Senate 2019-21 capital budget proposals provide funding for a behavioral health teaching hospital at the University of Washington -- but...Read More