SHB 1160: Concerning health provider contracts

February 24, 2021

WSHA opposes House Bill 1160, which places significant restrictions on how hospitals contract with insurance carriers. WSHA testified before the House Health Care and Wellness and Appropriations committees that the bill could cause unintended issues with access and quality of care if carriers choose to contract with hospitals in a fragmented manner. Unfortunately, the bill passed out of committee and later out of Appropriations without addressing our main concerns. (Andrew Busz,


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