Friday, November 20, 2009

Insurance news

The Seattle Times reports on the clash over rates between Swedish Medical Center and Regence BlueShield in Washington:
The largest hospital system in the Puget Sound area is threatening to end its contract with the state's largest health insurer unless it receives higher payments for medical services.
(Here's the state insurance commissioner's take on the issue.)

The Times also reports that Democratic moderates in Congress are now the pivot point for health-care legislation.

Also in Washington state, KUOW radio reports that the number of people with no health insurance is on track to hit a million soon.

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