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Medicaid-managed care kicks off session for Health Committee

The Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee started off the 2020 legislative session Monday with two presentations about managed care plans through Medicaid both nationally...Read More

Women-centric bills on the docket this session

Several new bills benefitting women and girls were pre-filed in the weeks ahead of the upcoming legislative session, which if passed would expand access to...Read More

Hankins departs from NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington released the following statement regarding the departure of Executive Director Tiffany Hankins: It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that...Read More

Rep. Drew Hansen responds to proposed repeal of education investment surcharge

In recent comments made to the Wire, Representative Drew Hansen, Democrat of Bainbridge Island, responded to a bill announced last week that would repeal an...Read More

Health Committee talks behavioral health workforce

Last week the House Health Care & Wellness Committee held a work session to discuss, among several topics, health care workforce development in the state. The meeting...Read More

House Appropriations Committee reviews SEBB updates

The House Appropriations Committee convened a Work Session meeting with members of the Office of Program Research (OPR) for a presentation on  K-12 special education...Read More

Schrier and DelBene lead the charge for expanded Medicare vision coverage

Two members of the Washington State congressional delegation, Representatives Kim Schrier and Suzane DelBene, are leading a legislative attempt by House Democrats to expand Medicare...Read More

Q&A: Commissioner Jill Johnson on the Island County Stabilization Center

Commissioner Jill Johnson is the Chair of the Board of Island County Commissioners. Her district (#2) encompasses the greater Oak Harbor area. We spoke with...Read More

King County parents search for answers after fentanyl overdose deaths

During the past 75 days, three King County teenagers have died after ingesting fentanyl-laced pills. Two of them died within one day of each other....Read More

Q&A: Rep. Kim Schrier discusses the cost of prescription drugs, her bill to expand medicare benefits, and the perspective she brings to health legislation.

Representative Kim Schrier was elected to represent Washington’s 8th congressional district in 2018, a seat no Democrat had previously held. After a narrow jungle primary...Read More