Though Washington state has required hospitals to post on their websites the services they offer, many have failed to provide clear information. So, the ACLU-WA and allies have launched the ClearHealth Washington site to fill the information gap.
A new ACLU report includes a first-hand account by a Washington woman denied medically necessary care at a Catholic hospital. The report finds more than 40 percent of hospital beds in the state are in Catholic facilities that prohibit some essential medical care.
There continues to be a lack of clarity as to whether the health clinics to be opened in Washington and Oregon through a collaboration of Walgreens and Providence Health & Services will be bound by religious doctrine.