Prepare Yourself for an Onslaught of Health Reform Rhetoric…

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Re-posted with permission from Bill Corfield, a Dayton, Ohio-based musician, writer, and owner of the blog Reasonable Conversation. This Friday marks the two year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. … Continue reading

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Putting the Social Security Shortfall in Context

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Health Reform WA is a blog dedicated to health policy issues — so why post something on Social Security?  Very often Medicare and Medicaid are “lumped” with Social Security, as if they were all some sort of “welfare transfer payments”.  … Continue reading

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Bank of America’s New Debit Card Fee: A Lesson In Transparency

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Re-posted with permission from Austin Frakt, creator, manager, host, and primary author of The Incidental Economist. Mr. Frakt is a health economist with an educational background in physics and engineering. I’m annoyed enough with Bank of America’s new debit card … Continue reading

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A human face on the fear campaign against health care reform

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Re-posted with permission from Bill Corfield, a Dayton, Ohio-based musician, writer, and owner of the blog Reasonable Conversation.  This story was also featured on the blog The Incidental Economist. I’ve worked as a full time musician for the last 16 years … Continue reading

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Health Care Authority Health Benefit Exchange Public Education Meetings

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As part of national health reform, Washington State is in the process of building a Health Benefit Exchange by January 1, 2014. The Exchange will create a new “one-stop shop” for individuals and small businesses to buy health insurance. The … Continue reading

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Reform Efforts Move Forward

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With the debt crisis and heat waves dominating national news, it may seem like health reform has faded away, but in fact, reform efforts continue to percolate on regional, state and national levels. Here are some recent highlights: WA Health … Continue reading

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