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Friday
Mar302012

Long Term Care coverage: why you need it

As you build your financial portfolio both for your financial security now and in anticipation of enjoying a long retirement, you need to factor in the cost of care for when you need assistance in your home, or become a resident of a nursing home or assisted living facility.

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Tuesday
Mar272012

Call for Nominations: Speaker of the House

The WSDA is currently accepting nominations for the Speaker of the House at the 2012 WSDA House of Delegates. To apply for the position, please submit a letter of interest and your CV to Brenda Berlin at brenda@wsda.org. Deadline for submissionn is April 19, 2012.

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Friday
Mar232012

In Her Own Words: UWSoD Student Inna Piskorska in Haiti

Inna Piskorska is a third year dental student at the UWSoD, currently in Haiti with a group of dentists and students. The group is hosted by Medical Relief International, an organization formed by WSDA member Dr. Mike Karr. Piskorska approached the WSDA News about a story of her travels and experiences while in Haiti, and we asked her to start by blogging about her experiences while she was there. This is the first of her reports.

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Thursday
Mar222012

Bill Ending Antitrust Exemption For Insurance Companies Passes House

On Thursday, the "Help Efficient, Acessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of of 2011 passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives. The primary intent of the HEALTH Act is medical tort reform but one ammendment would modify the McCarran-Ferguson act which provides helath insurance companies an exemption from federal ant-trust laws. Under current law, dentists and other health care providers fall under the jurisdiction of anti-trust law but health insurance companies do not. Passage of the HEALTH Act would directly impacted dental insurance providers in Washington state.

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