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“The bubble factory is full,” says Kristen West, Executive Director of CHOICE Regional Health Network.  “This means there’s no more room for the siloed and fragmented approaches to delivering health care services and improving the health status of our communities.  … Continue reading

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Washington as Health Reform Lab

Governor Gregoire’s comprehensive proposal for Medicaid reform has been well received in early discussions with HHS. Washington is the first state to submit to HHS‘ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation a proposal for system wide reform of how Medicaid … Continue reading

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Using CHIPRA bonus payments in advocacy

This blog was featured on Say Ahhh! Children’s Health Policy Blog, and is reposted with permission from the author. While celebrating the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act last month, I couldn’t help but think how vital CHIPRA’s passage was … Continue reading

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Women’s health on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day—a day to celebrate the past, present and future economic, political and social achievements of women around the world.  In the health care arena, we are fortunate to have countless great women working toward accessible, quality … Continue reading

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Showing off WA’s innovative aptitudes

The Governor’s February 9th roundtable with U.S. Health and Humans Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and health industry experts from around Washington State was truly exciting. At a time when much of the discussion about health reform centers on the challenges … Continue reading

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Undocumented immigrants and the health care safety net

A recent story in The Olympian discusses the proposals on the table to save the Basic Health program–Washington’s model of health care for low-income populations that has been a mainstay of our health care safety net since 1987.  The Washington … Continue reading

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