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Series: The Special Session and health policy

DJ Wilson | Apr 20, 2020 | Federal

  Practically all part-time legislatures are going to need to reconvene to address issues related to the COVID crisis. Some of these issues will be budgetary, given the hole that is getting created in state and local budgets. Some of these will be related to simply running government, resulting from...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle, v8: On the importance of trust, or how life is changing under COVID

DJ Wilson | Apr 20, 2020 | Federal

The Wilson family household is well into our second month of our being home-bound during the coronavirus. We are scoring some family wins during this time, I'm happy to say. My five year old is doing second grade math. My 13-year old son did a book report, assigned by us...[ Read More ]

Addressing mental health & crisis among students during COVID

DJ Wilson | Apr 16, 2020 | Federal

While it’s clear COVID has changed life for kids and families, the impact of those changes will take some time to fully grasp. The stress from the economic changes and future uncertainty matches or outpaces the concerns about contracting the disease itself.  A path to addressing the impacts of the stress on children...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle v7: My uncle starts 4th week intubated from COVID

DJ Wilson | Apr 13, 2020 | Federal

  Dispatch is new column on life from inside the Seattle-area experience of COVID-19. It's meant to offer insights into what other regions of the country can plan to experience as the wave of COVID rolls into their community. ---------------------------   Just over a month ago, my uncle accompanied my...[ Read More ]

HHS to begin immediate delivery of initial $30 billion of CARES Act provider relief funding

| Apr 10, 2020 | Federal

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is beginning the delivery of the initial $30 billion in relief funding to providers in support of the national response to COVID-19 as part of the distribution of the $100 billion provider relief fund provided for in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,...[ Read More ]

New estimate: 3.5 million workers likely lost their employer-sponsored health insurance in the past two weeks

Michael Goldberg | Apr 3, 2020 | Federal

3.5 million workers were at high risk of losing their employer sponsored health insurance due to COVID-19-related layoffs in the past two weeks, according to an analysis conducted by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). The Department of Labor announced on Thursday that more than 6.6 million people filed new claims...[ Read More ]

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