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Dispatch from Seattle v4: On working to acceptance of the "new normal"

DJ Wilson | Mar 24, 2020 | Alaska, California, Federal, Hawaii, Oregon

Rural hospitals target of new federal legislation

Monte Whaley | Mar 23, 2020 | Federal

A bi-partisan bill introduced last week by Colorado’s two U.S. Senators will help keep rural hospitals afloat as the COVID-19 continues to strain hospitals and providers across the country, the bill sponsors say. Colorado Senators Cory Gardner, a Republican, and Democrat Michael Bennet said the bill – the Immediate Relief...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle v3: On bravery

DJ Wilson | Mar 23, 2020 | Federal

We have a sensationalized view of courage and bravery. It comes from the movies, where the bravest among us are willing to sacrifice it all to save a loved one or to stand up for a sacred principle. We think of being brave as "staying at our post" during a...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle v2: On closing schools

DJ Wilson | Mar 17, 2020 | Alaska, California, Federal, Hawaii, Oregon

One of the first impactful things to happen in response to the COVID virus is the closing of schools. It's impacting families, school districts and the transmission of the disease itself. Here in Seattle, America's epicenter of the disease, there have been some notable lessons learned about school closures over...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle, v1

DJ Wilson | Mar 11, 2020 | Alaska, California, Federal, Hawaii, Oregon

State of Reform now covers health policy in nine states. We host events in 13 markets, and have a significant federal beat we cover, too. That means our team is in a lot of places, and we engage in quite a bit of travel. But, we're actually based in the...[ Read More ]

DC firm outlines 10 predictions on how coronavirus may influence federal policy and elections

Emily Boerger | Mar 6, 2020 | Federal

Washington DC government relations firm Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas released a paper on Tuesday offering 10 predictions on how the coronavirus outbreak might influence federal policy and elections. “While the contagion’s impact on policy and politics greatly depends on how the disease spreads and how leaders respond, organizations already...[ Read More ]

Seattle area at a "critical junction" in coronavirus response

Emily Boerger | Mar 4, 2020 | Federal

A recent article from STAT News highlights an analysis from computational biologist Trevor Bedford that indicates there are likely at least 500-600 cases of Covid-19 in the Seattle area. Bedford, who works at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, estimates that the virus has likely been circulating in the greater...[ Read More ]

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