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Flurries of filings and hearings

Bills continue to be written, introduced, revised and scheduled at a rapid pace. This week, we will testify on bills related to appropriate weapons policy, partnerships and affiliations and more.... Read More >>

WSHA 2018 Legislative Preview

Chris Bandoli, Mary Kay Clunies-Ross and Chelene Whiteaker gave a brief update on the political landscape in Olympia and talked about WSHA’s priorities for the legislative session.... Read More >>

Join us Jan. 11 for legislative kickoff webcast

Join us for a lunchtime virtual chat at noon January 11 about the 2018 legislative session! Chris Bandoli and Chelene Whiteaker will give a brief update on the political landscape in Olympia and talk about WSHA’s priorities for the legislative session. ... Read More >>

Legislative session is now underway

It’s a short session, but WSHA still has a strong agenda for advancing health care. WSHA is already testifying on legislation this week, including two bills related to opioids. ... Read More >>

Congress kicks-off 2018 session

Congress kicked off its 2018 session with a full agenda — all of it left over from last year. At the top of the list is funding the government after January 19, when the current short-term spending bill expires. ... Read More >>

Session begins!

The 2018 legislative session begins today, but WSHA has been preparing for months. It’s a short session, but WSHA still has a strong agenda for advancing health care.... Read More >>

Staying focused on health care in short legislative session

Keeping communities and patients at the center, the Washington State Hospital Association announced its legislative priorities for the 2018 legislative session.... Read More >>

Reading tea leaves for the 2018 legislative session

The first week of the year is also the last week before the Washington State legislative session begins. For those of us who work with lawmakers, legislative staff and agency leaders, it’s a week of preparation and prognostication. ... Read More >>

HCA launches first phase of single preferred drug list for Apple Health

In 2018, HCA will implement a new approach for prescription medications for Apple Health (Medicaid) clients. It is called a single preferred drug list (PDL). ... Read More >>

Looking forward to a strong 2018

This year was one to be proud of in many ways, but it was not without its challenges. Our state’s health insurance exchange saw record-breaking enrollment, lawmakers supported our state’s mental health infrastructure with major investments, and WSHA members came together to make substantial improvements in quality and safety.... Read More >>

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