For Tom Sebastian, president and CEO of Compass Health, the number one issue facing Washington healthcare is the behavioral health workforce shortage. He noted that three-quarters of Washington’s providers are placing some form of limitations on care due to these shortages. During a recent “What They’re Watching” interview, he discussed what his organization is doing … Read more

After closed-door budget negotiations concluded on Wednesday afternoon, the Senate and House Democrats released their proposed supplemental operating budget for 2022. The budget proposal would add an additional $5 billion to the 2021-2023 operating budget, bringing the total to $64.1 billion. Total budgeted funds for the 2021-2023 biennium and 2023-25 are $130.9 billion and $64.9 … Read more