Washington state legislators in the House passed a bill intended to increase financial transparency and reporting among healthcare organizations.
House Bill 1272 passed in the House after a 58 to 40 vote on Feb. 25.
The bill’s prime sponsor, Nicole Macri (D-Seattle), said her bill will help the state to better understand how healthcare organizations are using tax dollars to serve different communities and will allow for these organizations to be held accountable as government spending on healthcare increases.
Macri said the Washington state government purchases more healthcare services than any other entity in the state, both for public employees and on behalf of more than two
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