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5 Things Hawaii: Q&A w/Beth Giesting, Special session series, Kealoha Fox

| May 6, 2020 | Hawaii

This is hard. Staying at home is hard. Distance learning is hard. Watching businesses collapse is hard. Watching loved ones get sick is hard. None of this is easy. We are going through a collective trauma together. It'll reshape our society, our commerce and our politics. But, right now, when...[ Read More ]

Kreidler, Cody, and Cleveland call on Congress to revive federal reinsurance program

Emily Boerger | May 5, 2020 | Washington

Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler sent a letter to the state’s federal delegation last month calling on Congress to reinstate the federal reinsurance program. In the letter, Kreidler says that while he has recommended reinstating the program since 2017, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has made supporting the...[ Read More ]

House Select Committee on COVID-19 members detail plans for retail and restaurant re-openings, limiting sudden homelessness, and supporting economic recovery

| May 5, 2020 | Hawaii

The House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness [on Monday] discussed the growing number of people that may become homeless, talked about how the retail and restaurant industries can adapt to health measures and still survive, and reviewed estimates of when jobs may start returning to our state....[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom provides update on California’s progress toward stage 2 reopening

| May 4, 2020 | California

As the state continues implementation of the four-stage framework to allow Californians to gradually reopen some lower-risk businesses and public spaces while continuing to preserve public health, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that based on the state’s progress in meeting metrics tied to indicators, the state can begin to move...[ Read More ]

LA Care calls on Congress to strengthen Medicaid system in anticipation of enrollment surge

Emily Boerger | May 1, 2020 | California

In anticipation of a surge in Medi-Cal enrollment due to COVID-19 job losses, L.A. Care Health Plan sent a letter to Congress on Thursday calling on lawmakers to strengthen the Medicaid system. According to a recent report from Health Management Associates (HMA), California could see up to 3 million new...[ Read More ]

Governor Kate Brown announces COVID-19 testing and contact tracing plans for reopening Oregon

| May 1, 2020 | Oregon

Governor Kate Brown today introduced new plans for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, two foundational elements of her framework for reopening Oregon safely. Ensuring adequate testing capacity and contact tracing will allow Oregon’s health care system to effectively identify and treat new cases of COVID-19, trace contacts with new cases...[ Read More ]