Category Archives: Healthcare

Senator Ranker Introduces Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Recognizing the real impact of prescription drug costs on Washington citizens’ pocket books and the state budget, Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, introduced bipartisan legislation to bring transparency to prescription ...

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John Bennett and Wayne Gay, UFCW Skagit Hospital Caregivers

  John Bennett and Wayne Gay, UFCW Skagit Hospital Caregivers, Oct. 18, 2016 Interview by Lori Province, a new host:  John and Wayne give an account of the Skagit Hospital ...

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Dr. John Geyman, Family physician, Author, Professor, and Blogger on Our Health Care System

  Dr. John Geyman, Family physician, Author, Professor, and Blogger, Oct. 11, 2016 Interview by Ken Winkes: John examines the state of our current health care system. For more information, ...

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Lane Anliker, Organizer for SEIU 1199NW, and Joe White, CNA at Island Hospital

  Lane Anliker, Organizer for SEIU Local 1199NW, and Joe White, CNA at Island Hospital Sept. 27, 2016 Interview by Mark Lowry: Lane and Joe talk about their current contract ...

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Congressman Larsen Seeks Solutions for Washington’s Opioid Epidemic

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) concluded an expansive tour of Washington’s 2nd Congressional District where he held a series of events with law enforcement, health officials, advocates, community leaders, and elected ...

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Patty Murray Addresses Opioid Addiction Crisis

“Opioid addiction is a national epidemic that has gone on for far too long. According to the CDC, forty four people die each day in the United States from prescription ...

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Washington Democrats Laud Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Women’s Right to Choose

On June 27, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Whole Woman’s  Health v. Hellerstedt that a Texas law restricting women’s access to safe, legal abortion care is unconstitutional. Whole ...

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Skagit Hospital Workers UFCW 21, Skagit Hospital Contract Negotiations

  Skagit Hospital Workers UFCW 21, June 14, 2016 Interview by Ken Winkes: John Bennett and Tony Harrah talk about the Skagit Hospital current contract negotiations. For more information, go ...

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Janet McKinney: Hospital Board Needs to Push Management

Who’s in charge here? That’s the question I couldn’t help but ask when I attended the Skagit Valley Health board meeting last Friday and listened to representatives of almost 900 ...

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Dr. James Hart, General Physician & Public Health Educator at the University of Minnesota, Part 2

  Dr. James Hart, General Physician & Public Health Educator at the University of Minnesota, Part 2 Mar. 15, 2016 Interview by Rich Austin:  Dr. James Hart discusses more about ...

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