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SEATTLE, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Five organizations that represent Washington State’s largest health care delivery systems, physicians and providers are stating their opposition to the American Health Care Act. The Washington State Hospital…

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By Dr. Michael Maxwell ACROSS THE STATE and in the North Olympic Peninsula, low-income people are facing an oral health crisis. Simply put, there are not enough clinics and providers to serve them. In Clallam County, only 22 percent of adults on Medicaid…

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Folks, I’ve talked to a lot of providers in our area in the last few years. This article by the nurses association of Minnesota, is the clearest picture I’ve seen lately. This is exactly where every hospital in this area is at, despite whatever they may…

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The sad but true news behind this is that 40% of Kitsap voters went for Trump in the last election. Also, as the article goes on to state, 20,000 people in Kitsap county are on Medicaid. An additional 24,000 are covered on both Medicaid and the Children’s…

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The medical community has been hard hit with Obamacare, in that while it vastly expanded access for citizens, it has not helped the healthcare professionals that are needed to implement it. Doctors loads are increasing exponentially, charges paid to them…

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The New England Journal of Medicine had this eye opening article from a doctor turned patient. As a patient, I was privy to failures that I’d been blind to as a clinician. There were disturbing deficits in communication, uncoordinated care, and…

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This is about a Christian dominated Republican Congress acting to reduce women’s health care rights and opportunities. It is at it’s core immoral and likely illegal. A number of courts, such as in Texas, have ruled that it is not legal to kill funding to…

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While not quite accurate (it states “across the state of Washington”, those of us on this side of Puget Sound will need to go to Poulsbo for care from Kaiser/Group Health. It is another choice though. Not sure if those of us in Jefferson and Clallam can…

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The little regulated world of ‘natural healing’ runs the gamut from sincere and useful low tech solutions to health problems to a wide range of dubious if not downright fraudulent claims and practices. While the study was Canadian in scope, it can be…

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied a petition filed in November 2016 .The petition asked the EPA to ban fluoridation based on claims that it can damage to the nervous system.
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