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Q&A: Leanne Berge on working toward health equity in Washington State

Michael Goldberg | Sep 10, 2020 | Washington

5 Things Washington: Uninsured rate, John Wiesman, Undocumented workers

| Aug 27, 2020 | Washington

Before COVID, our Inland NW event was always a bit more focused on Eastern Washington, while our Seattle event tried to explore issues facing the whole state. However, now that we're in COVID, that's changed. Next month's event has 24 breakout sessions over two days and is already on pace...[ Read More ]

Stevens County commissioners could be ejected from office after judge ruled they misspent $130k from a public fund

| Aug 25, 2020 | Washington

The Spokesman-Review reported last week that all three Stevens County commissioners could be legally ejected from office after a judge ruled that they misspent $130,000 from a public fund used to combat homelessness. Between 2015 and 2018, Commissioners Steve Parker, Wes McCart and Don Dashiell diverted the funds to multiple sources: a...[ Read More ]

Op-ed: We can improve public health by cleaning up Washington’s tax code

| Aug 24, 2020 | Washington

Losing the front wheel on a walker might sound like no big deal to many of us. But for people with low incomes managing multiple health issues, it can turn into an emergency. It can limit people’s ability to leave home – and during this pandemic, it can make them...[ Read More ]

Washington Health Benefit Exchange announces extended enrollment opportunity

Emily Boerger | Aug 24, 2020 | Washington

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange has opened an extended enrollment opportunity for individuals who have lost health coverage during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The enrollment period began August 17 and will continue through September 30. During this time, individuals who have lost health coverage during the public health emergency...[ Read More ]

OFM’s August report on the estimated impact of COVID-19 on Washington State’s health coverage

Michael Goldberg | Aug 20, 2020 | Washington

In its latest report on the impact of COVID-19 on Washington State’s Health Coverage, the Office of Financial Management (OFM) assessed the state’s uninsured rate, health coverage changes of newly unemployed workers, and changes in uninsured rates at the county level. In the second half of March through May 23, 2020, unemployment...[ Read More ]

Inslee “cautiously pleased” about latest COVID-19 trends in Washington

Emily Boerger | Aug 20, 2020 | Washington

Gov. Inslee on Thursday morning provided a status update on COVID-19 spread in Washington, pointing to several positive trends across the state. Over the last two weeks, Washington has seen both a decline in diagnosed cases as well as a decrease in the reproductive number (Re). After spending several weeks...[ Read More ]

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