Health

New HIV Diagnoses in Washington are lowest in decades, but bacterial STDs on the rise

On the eve of World AIDS Day, news out of UW Medicine and UW’s Department of Global Health show that the number of new HIV diagnoses...Read More

Senate Ways and Means Committee: IFS Waiver program review

On Monday, during the first day of Legislative Assembly Days, representatives from the Developmental Disabilities Administration presented a review of the Individual and Family Service...Read More

Number of new enrollees and customer interest is up in first week of open enrollment

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange (WHBE) announced today that visits to the Washington Healthplanfinder website and the number of new enrollees has surged in this year’s first...Read More

Mosqueda pushes for universal health coverage in Seattle

Teresa Mosqueda, candidate for Seattle City Council Position 8, is proposing for Seattle to create a health plan for all city residents. Her proposal is...Read More

Washington Healthplanfinder Adds More In-Person Assistance Sites for 2018 Open Enrollment

Six full-service enrollment centers, seven broker affiliate sites to offer help to Washingtonians signing up for coverage  OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange...Read More

Inslee announces members of School Employees Benefit Board

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today members of the new School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB). The board was created by HB 2242 in the 2017 Legislative...Read More

City of Tacoma files suit against three of top prescription opioid manufacturers

The City of Tacoma has filed suit against Purdue, Endo and Janssen, three of the biggest manufacturers of prescription opioids in the United States. The...Read More

Gov. Inslee statement on U.S. Senate health care hearings

I am encouraged by the bipartisan process beginning today in the United States Senate to help stabilize health insurance markets across the country. I especially...Read More

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