Health Care News & Policy

AWHP represents the perspectives of health care plans on public policy issues related to health care and coverage in Washington state. We post our positions on current issues for the public.

Updates on Coronavirus Strain COVID-19 from Chris Bandoli, AWHP Executive Director

We are working closely with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Department of Health, provider partners, and health experts to ensure our members have access to timely, clinically appropriate testing and treatment.

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Christopher Bandoli Hired as New AWHP Executive Director

AWHP is proud to announce the appointment of Christopher Bandoli as its new Executive Director to lead this critical work, effective January 2020.

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Potential Health Benefits Impacts from Cascade Care

Milliman Report: Evaluating potential health benefits impacts from Cascade Care

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Washington’s New Surprise Billing Law

Surprise out-of-network medical bills occur when patients are treated by providers outside their health plan’s contracted network under circumstances that cannot reasonably be avoided.

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Cambia Grove 5 Points Conference

Cambia Grove’s 5 Points Conference is a six-part event series during the first quarter. The goal is to lower the barrier of entry for innovators seeking to make changes in the health care system.

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AWHP 2019 Legislative Priorities

The Association of Washington Healthcare Plans helps Washington families and individuals pay for health care. During the 2019 Legislative Session, AWHP will champion:

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Cost of Prescription Drugs 101

Did you know that over 22.1% of each premium dollar paid for health coverage goes to prescription drugs? If you lower what we spend on prescription drugs it will bring your premium rate down, and your out of pocket contribution down. Here's what you should know.

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Understanding Balance Billing

Solving Health Care Problems.

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Health Care Coverage Cost Drivers

Soaring medical costs threaten our economic competitiveness, our public safety net, and the affordability of coverage for Washington families, individuals, and employers.

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