health care

Northwest Healthcare Exchanges
3:54 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Oregon and Washington Health Exchanges Face Problems On First Day

Health care exchanges in Oregon and Washington are facing problems on their first day of operation. Applications at Cover Oregon won't be fully processed for a week or so. 

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Washington Healthcare Exchanges
3:47 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Washington Exchange Website Stumbles Out Of The Gates

Colin Fogarty Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 4:24 pm

It was a rocky start to Obamacare in Washington. The state’s new health insurance website is up now, but it was shut down for most of the day because of technical glitches.

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NWPR Books
11:54 am
Mon September 30, 2013

How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern Times

iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 7:00 am

If you got sick, you probably wouldn't go to an evolutionary biologist to get treated. But Daniel Lieberman, professor of evolutionary biology at Harvard University, says that his field can help you understand why you got sick, and make you more aware of healthy and harmful behaviors.

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Pacific Tower Government Cost
6:12 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Former Amazon Building Lease Could Cost Washington $270M Over 30 Years

Joe Mabel Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 9:20 am

It could cost the state of Washington more than $250 million over 30 years.to lease and operate the former headquarters of Amazon.com.

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Oregon Healthcare
4:50 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Thousands Curious About Cover Oregon

Thousands of Oregonians are beginning to check out the state's new health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon.

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Washington Healthcare
4:15 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Inslee Says Healthcare Act Rollout Is On Track

Washington Governor Jay Inslee.
Credit Office Of The Governor

Despite Republican efforts to block the healthcare reform plan known as Obamacare, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee says he’s confident the plan is moving forward.

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Tele-Health
6:34 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Virtual Urgent Care: The Doctor Will Skype You Now

Diana Rae of Tenino, WA demos "virtual urgent care" with Dr. Ben Green in Seattle, who sees her via Skype.
Credit Franciscan Health System

Telemedicine has been around for a long time to connect rural health care providers to specialists in the big city. This month, Tacoma-based Franciscan Health System took telemedicine to a broader realm. It became one of the first hospital networks in the country to offer "virtual" urgent care. A video chat could replace a hectic trip to a medical clinic for a patient who prefers this convenience.

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Northwest Healthcare
5:20 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Health Exchange Call Center Opens In Spokane

Washington’s health exchange, the online market for health plans doesn’t open until October 1st. But people with questions can contact the exchange’s call center starting Tuesday. The Spokane based call center opened at 7:30 this morning.

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Northwest Health
4:45 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

DSHS Settles Case Involving Children with mental health needs

In 2009, the state was sued by advocates representing children on Medicaid who have schizophrenia, depression and other mental illnesses. The advocates argued that the Department of Social and Health Services wasn’t providing sufficient home based services to help keep them stable.

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Northwest Health
5:01 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Delivering Apples To Offices A Healthy Business For Recent College Grads

Anna King. Apple-A-Day's recent college grad owners Danielle LaRiviere [left] and Lexi Schmidt.

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 3:45 pm

We’ve all been there. You’re hungry, and you want something good to eat, but there’s no time. So you hit the vending machine for sugar or salt.

A recent Washington State University grad wants to change that. She’s started a Northwest business around a simple, better choice: an urban apple delivery service.

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