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Health Care News » Costliest 1 Percent Of Patients Account For 21 Percent Of U.S. Health Spending
Posted By CHOICE on Thursday, October 10, 2013
Five percent of patients accounted for 50 percent of all health-care expenditures. By contrast, the bottom 50 percent of patients accounted for just 2.8 percent of spending that year, according to a recent report by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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Health Care News » Implementing Obamacare: State readies for launch of health insurance exchange
Posted By CHOICE on Monday, August 26, 2013
The launch of Washington’s grand experiment with a health insurance exchange is just over a month away. Oct. 1 is when sign-up for coverage begins formally for individuals and families that lack coverage. Under the Affordable Care Act, nearly everyone is required to have insurance for 2014 to avoid tax penalties.
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Health Care News » Implementing Obamacare: State readies for launch of health insurance exchange
Posted By CHOICE on Monday, August 26, 2013
The launch of Washington’s grand experiment with a health insurance exchange is just over a month away. Oct. 1 is when sign-up for coverage begins formally for individuals and families that lack coverage. Under the Affordable Care Act, nearly everyone is required to have insurance for 2014 to avoid tax penalties.
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Health Care News » Partnership Benefits Mental Heatlth in our Community
Posted By CHOICE on Friday, January 25, 2013
Providence St. Peter Hospital Behavioral Health Services has a longstanding partnership with CHOICE Regional Health Network, a local organization which provides safety-net services to patients and drives regional health system improvements. Last year, Providence St. Peter Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant through the Psychiatry Fund to support the Mental Health Access Program (MHAP), making it possible for low-income individuals experiencing anxiety and depression in our community to access mental health care.
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Health Care News » Crisis Clinic answers the call 24 hours a day for 40 years
Posted By CHOICE on Sunday, December 09, 2012
The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties hosted a major fundraiser dinner and silent auction Thursday night to celebrate 40 years of continuous community service, and to help fill holes in its operating budget. Author: John Dodge
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Health Care News » Providence Centralia named Joint Commission Top Performer
Posted By CHOICE on Thursday, October 18, 2012
For the second straight year, Providence Centralia Hospital was named by The Joint Commission to its list of the top performing hospitals in the United States. Providence Centralia was recognized as one of Americas top 620 hospitals that treat critically ill patients, and one of just six hospitals in Washington on the list.
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Health Care News » Hospitals Fear Cuts in Aid for Care to Illegal Immigrants
Posted By CHOICE on Friday, July 27, 2012
President Obamas health care law is putting new strains on some of the nations most hard-pressed hospitals, by cutting aid they use to pay for emergency care for illegal immigrants, which they have long been required to provide.
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Health Care News » Report: health reform to help 74% of states uninsured
Posted By CHOICE on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
State insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler has already warned of slow-moving disaster if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down federal health reform. And on Tuesday his agency put out a report showing the benefits of the federal healthcare act on a county-by-county basis.
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Health Care News » Kids and dental health
Posted By CHOICE on Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Dental disease is a growing problem here in the state and across the nation for low-income children who are not getting the dental care they need.
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Health Care News » Sense of Peril for Health Law Gives Insurers Pause
Posted By CHOICE on Friday, March 30, 2012
As the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the federal health care law, one option that had seemed unthinkable to its designers and supporters now seems at least possible: that the court could strike down the entire law. Although it would be folly to predict what the court will conclude, policy experts, insurers, doctors and legislators are now seriously contemplating the repercussions of a complete change in course two years after the nation began to put the law into place.
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