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Senate passes host of health care bills ahead of cutoff

On the final day for the Legislature to pass non-budget-related bills out of their house of origin, the Senate passed 16 health care-related bills –...Read More

Q&A: Meg Jones, Executive Director of the Association of Washington Healthcare Plans on public option bills

Meg Jones is the Executive Director of the Association of Washington Healthcare Plans, an advocacy organization representing all major health plans offered across the state,...Read More

Op-ed: Rep. Schmick on passage of public option bill in the House

Representative Joe Schmick, ranking member of the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, wrote the following statement in response to the passage of the public...Read More

Op-ed: Proposed changes to Medicare Part B could be bad news for Washington Arthritis Patients

An op-ed from Jeff Peterson, President of the Washington Rheumatology Alliance....Read More

Q&A: Sen. Steve O’Ban on behavioral health this session

We talk about O'Ban's work in behavioral health outside of the Legislature and the most substantial efforts the Legislature is making to change Washington's behavioral...Read More

House passes bill to curb surprise medical bills

A bill that would ban the practice of balance billing passed off the House floor in a 84-13 bipartisan vote Monday....Read More

Legislation to increase transparency in drug pricing passed unanimously off the Senate floor

"This bill will go a long way towards revealing the real cost of prescription drugs," said Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines), sponsor of Senate Bill...Read More

How the evolving public option has changed so far

The bills that would set up a public option for health insurance across Washington State made it out of committee in both chambers ahead of...Read More

Long-Term Care Trust Act clears another hurdle

The House passed the Long-Term Care Trust Act off the floor Thursday in a 63-33 vote. If the bill makes it through the Senate and...Read More

The public option’s public hearing

A bill that would set up a public option for health insurance in every Washington county got a public hearing in the House on last...Read More