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Providence, CHS have split Spokane’s health care system

Ten years ago, doctors called the shots when it came to health care in Spokane. Most owned their practices or plied their specialties in larger clinics. They freely referred patients …


Critical caregivers

Health care reform should come with a Help Wanted sign: Nurses are needed to help care for 32 million people. That’s how many Americans are expected to gain health coverage …


Expansion gets bipartisan support

Sometime this spring, the Washington Legislature has to enact a two-year budget that will address “Obamacare,” the federal government’s health care reform law. When it does, will partisan wrangling tie …


Goal of lower costs remains big uncertainty

Where can Americans find help with health insurance coverage? And P.S. – what’s it going to cost?


For health care’s drive to reform, cost curve looms ahead

After Congress created Medicare in 1965, the program grew and changed. But since the ’60s, when courtly senators still referred to one another as “gentlemen,” the spirit in Congress has …


State’s new online insurance exchange will carry coverage

From the outside, you’d never guess what’s going on in the nondescript old building across Capitol Way from the Starbucks in downtown Olympia. Within those painted concrete slabs, an agency …


Health care reform result of lawmakers, public workers, Seattle boy

If “Obamacare” deserves a face, it’s not Barack’s. It’s a young Seattle boy named Marcelas Owens, whose mother, like thousands of Americans every year, died of a treatable disease.


Large dose of reform: Washington embraces Affordable Care Act

Health care, American-style, is about to undergo the biggest change since the enactment of Medicare 48 years ago. In quiet office buildings far from the glare of television cameras, officials …


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