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Tag: st. peter hospital

March
1st

HEALTH CARE: Providence cuts costs by cutting workers’ benefits

St. Peter Hospital in Olympia is a valuable asset to our region, and I want the hospital and the network of related providers to be successful. However, the growing trend to deflate total compensation and benefit packages, which is clearly valuable to individual enterprises, has a very disruptive impact on the financial health of our communities.

This situation is made worse when the health care providers we rely on are forced into catastrophic high-deductible health care plans. There is a sad irony that Providence is trying to increase health care costs for the very employees who deliver health care to

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