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March 31, 2013 at 6:31 AM

Gov. Jay Inslee unveils budget proposal

Medicaid expansion will aid Seattle’s art scene You can’t walk more than a few blocks in Seattle without passing a coffee shop. Local art covers the walls, and sometimes you can hear neighborhood bands playing. Seattle is an art destination, with monthly art walks in neighborhoods across the city. Our artists and musicians are valuable culture…

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February 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Number of doctors may not match need should Medicaid be expanded

Non-physician health-care providers will be indispensable In his op-ed, “Are there enough doctors to expand Medicaid coverage?” [Opinion, Feb. 19], Dr. Nick Rajacich argues that as Washington considers expanding Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, we should figure out whether there are enough doctors and other caregivers to care for the potential…

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February 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Does Medicaid expansion consider the number of doctors?

Community health centers will meet new need As a community health center CEO, I wholeheartedly believe that having enough providers for patients who will be newly eligible for Medicaid should not dissuade legislators from saying yes to expansion [“Are there enough doctors to expand Medicaid coverage?” Opinion, Feb. 19]. Indeed, there will be work to do…

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