Mayor Ed Murray signed an executive order Tuesday paving the way for the creation of a new cabinet office to manage Seattle’s ongoing construction and population boom. FULL ARTICLE
A FEMA award — plus matched grants from the state and Snohomish County — will assist as the county buys back property in the flood-risk area. FULL ARTICLE
The Affordable Care Act has been good for many Washington state residents who were previously uninsured. FULL ARTICLE
SKAGIT COUNTY — It’s not Brian Cladoosby’s day. Gorgeous and sunny, yes. Blue-green Skagit River waters swirl around his Boston Whaler fishing boat. A breeze rustles riverbank alders. Swallows swoop overhead and snowy mountains peek over Fir Island. But Brian Cladoosby is getting skunked. FULL ARTICLE
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Obama’s health care law may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance. FULL ARTICLE
The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday voted 30-21 in favor of passing a draft fiscal 2016 budget for HHS that would eliminate the agency responsible for supporting research on the effectiveness of medical practices. FULL ARTICLE
The 21st Century Cures Act, a fast-moving bill aimed at fueling medical innovation, would cost $106 billion to implement and its cost-saving provisions—including limiting Medicaid pay for durable medical equipment—would yield $12 billion over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office. FULL ARTICLE
Last year, Modern Healthcare profiled a young New Yorker, Philip Murray, who was grateful the Affordable Care Act allowed him to buy affordable individual health insurance. FULL ARTICLE
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