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Senator Becker prioritizes telemedicine in 2019 session

Expanding opportunities and support for telemedicine is a top priority for Senator Randi Becker, who has already introduced four bills related to telehealth in the...Read More

Bill would expand Medicaid eligibility to all low-income young adults, regardless of immigration status

A bill referred to Washington’s House Health Care & Wellness Committee would expand Medicaid eligibility to all low-income young adults, regardless of immigration status....Read More

Podcast: Republican Health Policy Leadership

Earlier this month, our sister site hosted the 2019 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference. We recorded this podcast during the “Policy Leadership: Republicans”...Read More

Long-term care benefit bill receives all supportive testimony in hearing

The House Health & Wellness Committee Wednesday heard a line-up of supportive public testimony on House Bill 1087, also known as the Long-Term Care Trust...Read More

Governor Inslee’s Public Option Plan

Last week, Governor Inslee announced his plan to add a public option to health insurance plans offered in the Washington State Health Benefits Exchange. Democrats...Read More

Governor Inslee announces proposal for public health care option

At a press conference last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a proposal to provide a public option for health insurance in every Washington county....Read More

Report advises Washington legislature on disparities in access to reproductive healthcare

A new report from the Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities provides a literature review on disparities in access to reproductive healthcare, as well as...Read More

Gov. Inslee announces $675 million plan to “transform” Washington’s behavioral health system

Washington Governor Jay Inslee formally announced a $675 million plan yesterday that aims to guide a transformation of Washington’s behavioral health system as part of...Read More

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner presents its 2019 legislative agenda

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) presented items from its 2019 Legislative Agenda to the House Business and Financial Services and House Health...Read More

New data: health care is the top issue in midterm political advertising

Health care continues to be a key issue in federal midterm races across the country, according to a new analysis by the Wesleyan Media Project....Read More