OLYMPIA — The state’s budget shortfall grew by $300 million Thursday, primarily because the state miscalculated how much money it would save from moving certain Medicaid patients to managed care. The hit means the budget shortfall lawmakers must close is now roughly $1.3 billion. And that’s not counting additional money the state Supreme Court says the…More
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WASHINGTON – Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler breathed a big sigh of relief and said the state is ready to forge ahead now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the basic tenets of the federal health-care law. Washington state, he said, is well ahead of other states in reforming its health care system. Here is part…More