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Homelessness rises 6.2% in Washington State

| Mar 22, 2021 | Washington

According to a report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Washington State experienced a 6.2% increase in homelessness between 2019-2020, during this time 30 out of every 10,000 people in the state were homeless.      Washington had the third largest increase behind California and...[ Read More ]

Washington State Senate bill that would expand accessible, affordable child care has first hearing in the House

| Mar 19, 2021 | Washington

Senate Bill 5237, which would expand accessible, affordable childcare and early childhood development programs, had its first hearing in the House Committee on Children, Youth and Families on Thursday. This bill, sponsored by Sen. Claire Wilson, passed out of the Senate on March 6 with a vote of 28 in...[ Read More ]

Washington Senate bill to increase the affordability of standardized health plans heard in House Health Committee

| Mar 18, 2021 | Washington

Senate Bill 5377 had its first hearing in the House Health Care and Wellness Committee on Wednesday, after moving out of the Senate on Mar. 2nd. This bill, sponsored by Sen. David Frockt, aims to increase the affordability of standardized plans on the individual market.      Specifically, this bill...[ Read More ]

Washington State DOH announces tool to help improve environmental health equity

| Mar 15, 2021 | Washington

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with the University of Washington, announced Monday new interactive mapping tools to help utilities improve environmental health equity as they transition to cleaner energy generation.      These tools will identify communities in Washington that are disproportionately impacted by fossil fuel...[ Read More ]

Regence BlueShield announces new President: Claire Verity

| Mar 15, 2021 | Washington

Regence BlueShield announced Claire Verity as its new market president, effective today. Verity replaces Tim Lieb, who decided to leave the company to pursue new opportunities after four years as market president.     Verity will continue Regence’s success in Washington, bringing more than 20 years of industry experience, particularly...[ Read More ]

Anthony Woods Named President of Amerigroup Washington

| Mar 11, 2021 | Washington

Amerigroup Washington, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem, Inc., has appointed Anthony E. Woods to serve as president of its Medicaid health plan. Mr. Woods previously served as the Medicaid plan president of Amerigroup’s affiliated plan, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wisconsin. He succeeds Craig Smith, who is...[ Read More ]

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