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Legislative Republicans push for June special session

Michael Goldberg | May 22, 2020 | Washington

Employer groups call on Congress to ensure quality, affordable health care

Emily Boerger | May 21, 2020 | California, Washington

Inslee letter provides update on Cascade Care implementation

Emily Boerger | May 20, 2020 | Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee provided an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the implementation of Cascade Care in a letter to Health Care Authority Director Sue Birch and Washington State Health Benefit Exchange Chief Executive Officer Pam MacEwan on Tuesday.     In the letter, Inslee says it is “more...[ Read More ]

Commerce awards $23.8 million to add behavioral health care facilities statewide

| May 19, 2020 | Washington

The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $23.8 million in grants to 14 health care providers across the state. These providers, many of whom will serve children and minor youth, assist people with a wide variety of behavioral health issues and offer local community alternative places to stay for people leaving...[ Read More ]

WPC Report: “Making COVID-19 health care reforms permanent in Washington state”

Emily Boerger | May 14, 2020 | Washington

To prepare for a potential surge in cases, the COVID-19 pandemic quickly ushered in changes to Washington State’s health care delivery system. A new policy note from the Washington Policy Center (WPC) looks to make the case that many of the temporary health care reforms adopted during the public health...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: 5 Slides, Federal reinsurance program, Patty Hayes

| May 13, 2020 | Washington

One of the ways we are responding to this COVID crisis is to create interactive virtual conversations that tee up some of the most important issues and challenges in health care today. Next week, we host our first multi-state panel discussion called "5 Slides We're Discussing." You can read about...[ Read More ]

Op-ed: Supporting people’s health through a long-term state Recovery Rebate

| May 12, 2020 | Washington

Cash stimulus is a powerful health policy solution to economic hardship, and is all the more critical as hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians lose their livelihoods because of COVID-19. Cash provides essential support to people who are struggling to meet their basic needs and supports the well-being of individuals and...[ Read More ]

ICYMI: Inslee and Western leaders send letter to Congress requesting $1 trillion in state and local aid

| May 11, 2020 | California, Oregon, Washington

In case you missed it: Gov. Jay Inslee, House Speaker Laurie Jinkins and Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig joined the governors and state legislative leaders of California, Colorado, Oregon and Nevada today in urging congressional leadership to dedicate $1 trillion in direct and flexible relief to states and local governments...[ Read More ]

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