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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

Q&A: Sen. David Frockt on Cascade Care

Sen. David Frockt, prime sponsor of the public option bill in the Senate, gives the Wire an update on Cascade Care....Read More

With national spotlight on the ACA, Washington State lawmakers vote to preserve pieces of it

The Washington State Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would codify provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into state law. The vote came...Read More

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