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What They're Watching: Lynnette Vehrs, RN, Washington State Nurses Association

Emily Boerger | Jun 19, 2020 | Washington

Lynnette Vehrs, MN, RN, is the President of the Washington State Nurses Association. She is also a member of the Health Care Authority’s Universal Health Care Work Group. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss universal health coverage. These remarks were recorded before the COVID-19...[ Read More ]

Washington State revenue projection for 2019–21 lowered by nearly $4.5 billion

Michael Goldberg | Jun 17, 2020 | Washington

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) estimated this morning that Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget have decreased by nearly $4.5 billion Forecasting right now is clouded by uncertainty around federal interventions, global pandemic trends and how quickly the economy responds...[ Read More ]

AG Ferguson files lawsuit against Seattle business that marketed and sold a COVID-19 “vaccine”

| Jun 16, 2020 | Washington

Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit [Friday] against a Redmond business and its owner for advertising a so-called COVID-19 “vaccine.” The lawsuit comes just over a month after Ferguson sent a cease and desist letter to the company, North Coast Biologics, and its owner, Johnny T. Stine. The lawsuit, filed in King...[ Read More ]

Molina Healthcare of Washington commits over $1 Million to support local communities affected by COVID-19

| Jun 15, 2020 | Washington

Molina Healthcare of Washington (“Molina”) has committed over $1 million in donations and relief efforts to local communities and organizations in the state as part of its comprehensive COVID-19 Community Response Plan. This initiative focuses on reducing disparities in access to care through the following:  the provision of personal protective...[ Read More ]

7,000 individuals sign up for coverage through special enrollment period for uninsured

Emily Boerger | Jun 10, 2020 | Washington

Nearly 22,000 individuals signed up for health coverage during the Washington Health Benefit Exchange’s special enrollment period, according to a recently released supplemental report. The Exchange opened the special enrollment period for the uninsured (Uninsured SEP) from March 10 – May 8 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Acute depression looms, Black leaders in health care, Yakima County

| Jun 10, 2020 | Washington

We have a lot for you this week, content that I don't think you'll find anywhere else in our state. In fact, we are featuring six things this week because we think there is a lot going on worth knowing about. I hope you take something useful from our work....[ Read More ]

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