Next Health Care Cost Transparency Board meeting coming up

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Next Health Care Cost Transparency Board meeting coming up

Next Monday, March 15, the Health Care Cost Transparency Board will hold its second meeting on Zoom. During this meeting, board members will:

  • Review the health care cost growth benchmark, including what it is, why pursue one, and its impact on health care costs.
  • Review other states’ benchmark programs.
  • Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on benchmarks.

Meeting details:

Monday, March 15
2-4 p.m.
Meet on Zoom (no registration required)

Can I provide public comment or testimony?

Yes. Public comment and testimony are a crucial part of the board’s process. Each board meeting will have a designated time for public comment. If you would like to let us know in advance you’ll be speaking, please contact us at You can also submit comments in writing at any time.

What’s the Health Care Cost Transparency Board?

Governor Inslee signed the board into law last year (House Bill 2457) with the purpose of reducing health care cost growth and increasing price transparency. Each year, Washington residents are paying more and more for their health care. In addition, rising health care prices affect how health care plans (payers) pay health care providers. 

To support this work, the board is working with Milbank Memorial Fund. Milbank is a foundation working to improve population health by connecting leaders with evidence and experience. Washington is one of five states that will participate in the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs. Through this program, the board will receive technical assistance as they implement health care cost growth targets. 

Read Milbank’s recent press release for more information.

Visit our Health Care Cost Transparency Board page to view past meeting materials and learn more about the board’s responsibilities. Learn more about the board by visiting our Board members page.