Share your thoughts, concerns and experiences about medical treatment, insurance, and healthcare reform.
A year after President Obama signed legislation to overhaul America’s health care system; Health Matters brings together an expanded panel from across the state to focus on our healthcare system. Where do things stand now, and what can you expect with healthcare reform? Will sweeping changes really mean access for everyone? Find out how providers, the state, business and the insurance industry are getting ready.
The Spokesman-Review's healthcare reporter John Stucke joins host Steve Becker in the search for answers. Read John's article on WA's Health Insurance Exchange.
Andrew Agwunobi., Providence Health Care CEO
Bill Akers, Vice President and GM of E. WA Operations, Premera Blue Cross
Peg Hopkins, Executive Director for Community Health Association of Spokane
Thomas Schaaf, MD, Assistant Medical Director for Group Health Cooperative
Donna Steward, Association of Washington Business
John Stucke, reporter for The Spokesman-Review
Jeffery Thompson, MD, Washington State Health Care Authority
Learn more about Federal Health Care Reform in this video produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
May 20, 2010 Providence Health Care sponsored "non partisan discussion of the communities future under federal health care reform". Panelists representing health care providers, doctors, public health, academia and business spoke to the complexity of the new law and the challenges in Implementation.
This series focuses on health topics of great importance to our viewers and specific populations in our service region. Once a month KSPS-TV produces a live call-in program addressing a specific illness and/or health concern, featuring local panelists (i.e. physicians and caregivers) who will share their experiences and expertise.