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King County lifts mask mandate

| Jun 29, 2021 | Washington

Deferred care: long term impacts of the pandemic

| Jun 22, 2021 | Washington

A report from Humana and Medical Group Management Association found 97% of practices reported a drop in patient volumes by early April 2020, with 87% of respondents citing safety as the top reason for deferring care during the pandemic.  By June 30th, 41% of U.S adults had delayed or avoided...[ Read More ]

Federal dollars coming to support underserved communities

| Jun 18, 2021 | Maryland

Nearly $30 million in recently-announced federal funding is coming to Maryland to support high-risk and underserved communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.     The CDC recently awarded $21.2 million to the Maryland Dept. of Health to address health inequities exacerbated and created by the pandemic. The funding is part of...[ Read More ]

Inslee: state may reopen early if 70% vaccination rate reached

| Jun 17, 2021 | Washington

As of this morning, Washington State is at a 67.8% vaccination rate -- a stone's throw from the 70% bar set for reopening of the state. At a press conference on Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee said Washington may be able to open sooner than June 30 if the state reaches...[ Read More ]

What You Missed: 2021 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference

| Jun 16, 2021 | Maryland

On May 13th, the 2021 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference brought together speakers, thought leaders and policy experts to engage in multi-siloed conversations centered on health care and health policy.     Too often, those with good ideas for reforming health care don’t have a solid understanding of...[ Read More ]

Jeff Thomas discusses Washington's behavioral health crisis system, workforce shortages and improving the behavioral health system

| Jun 15, 2021 | Washington

Jeff Thomas is the CEO of Frontier Behavioral Health. Frontier Behavioral Health is a nonprofit organization that provides behavioral health and related services to individuals of all ages in collaboration with community partners. They are also one of regional operators for Washington's behavioral health crisis system. In this Q&A, Thomas...[ Read More ]

COVID-19's estimated impact on Washington health care coverage

| Jun 10, 2021 | Washington

After peaking in May 2020, the estimated uninsured rate in Washington State has dropped below pre-pandemic levels. The latest data from the Washington State Office of Financial Management offers a breakdown of COVID-19's estimated impact on Washington State health care coverage.     Uninsured rates in Washington State now lower...[ Read More ]

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