health care

Washington Sues To Stop Federal "Conscience" Rules

May 28, 2019
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

The Washington attorney general’s office today [Tuesday] sued the federal government to stop the enforcement of so-called “conscience” rules for health care providers. The lawsuit was filed in Spokane.

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Monday on the Inland Journal podcast, to Olympia we go to talk about health care bills and a proposal to move Washington to Daylight Saving Time on a permanent basis. We’ll talk with a University of Washington law professor who is a big supporter of that idea. And we talk with a Spokane youth counselor who sponsored a fun run last Saturday to draw attention to the needs of teens and young adults.

WSU Clinic Treats Pets And Their Owners

Feb 25, 2019
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

When pet owners take their animals to the vet, it’s not often they can also get care for themselves. But Washington State University has introduced a “Healthy People, Healthy Pets” clinic that allows animal owners to take care of two things at once at no cost. The latest day was Friday.

Community Health Plan of Washington

A Washington health care company says it has created a health plan that consolidates care for people with complex medical conditions. Community Health Plan of Washington's program is called Whole Person Care and it is aimed at Medicaid patients.


Democrats in the Washington state Senate have chosen Andy Billig as the new Senate majority leader. 

Billig has been in the state Senate since 2010, and served as minority whip, deputy minority and deputy majority leader. He says being majority leader should put him a good place to work on issues important to Spokane.

WA Governor Signs Pacific Islander Health Bill

Mar 22, 2018
Doug Nadvornick/SPR/TVW

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill that could help thousands of low-income residents, including several hundred from Spokane, buy health care.

Health care is a complicated topic. Even though the Affordable Care Act remains in place, changes in policy at the federal level mean its future is uncertain.

Living in the Health Care Maze Resources

Mar 19, 2018

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Steve Jackson Previews SPR Health Care Forum

Mar 15, 2018

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The Washington Senate today (Thursday) approved a bill that would help residents of Pacific Island descent, including several hundred in Spokane, gain easier access to state-subsidized health care.