Health

Washington Health Benefit Exchange names nine organizations to provide in-person assistance and outreach for health insurance customers

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced the nine lead organizations chosen to oversee in-person assistance provided to Washington residents during the upcoming open enrollment...Read More

Inslee statement on today’s health care vote in the United States Senate

It’s inconceivable that any of our nation’s leaders think our health care system will be improved by ripping away health care from 22 million Americans...Read More

Tacoma City Council passes homelessness ordinance

Tacoma City Council passed an ordinance this week aimed at cracking down on homeless encampments. The ordinance prohibits unauthorized camping on public property until October...Read More

Sen. Murray remarks on newly-released analysis of Senate Republican Trumpcare bill

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate health committee, delivered the following remarks at a press conference regarding the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO)...Read More

Column: Doctors Depend on Public Health to Protect Kids

Mumps, norovirus, and other disease outbreaks around our state have caused students to miss an unprecedented number of school days this year. Doctors’ offices, walk-in...Read More

Will paid family leave get funded this session?

GOP leaders said work on the bill to fund paid family leave in Washington is still in the "initial" stages....Read More

A screencapture of a tweet from Rep. Pramila Jayapal, sent out after House Republicans pulled the AHCA bill.

Washington responds to House pulling the AHCA

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan conceded Friday that there are not enough votes to pass the American Health Care Act through his chamber. Ryan...Read More

Washington state Democrats waiting to see what laws Congress passess before back-filling Medicaid

This article was crossposted from the health news policy site, State of Reform.   Washington state GOP leaders have been saying they’ll wait-and-see what Congress...Read More

Gov. Jay Inslee criticizes Senate’s proposed cuts to Western State Hospital

This article is crossposted on State of Reform, a health policy news site.  Gov. Jay Inslee came out strongly against the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus’...Read More

State Republican leader responds to Gov. Inslee’s AHCA statement

The Congressional Budget Office issued an analysis of the AHCA on Monday with an estimate that the number of uninsured Americans could increase by 24...Read More