Melissa Santos
3 hours ago - News

Your questions about WA Cares, answered

Illustration of an elderly man in a wheelchair with a giant quarter for a wheel

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

We asked readers what questions they had about Washington state's new long-term care program, WA Cares.

  • It's the first program of its kind nationwide to provide state insurance coverage for nursing care and other services to help people as they age.
Melissa Santos
May 15, 2023 - COVID

So long, phone COVID-19 exposure notifications

Illustration of covid cell with three speech bubbles.

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

If you got an alert saying you'll no longer get COVID-19 exposure notifications on your phone, don't bother checking your settings. It's not your device — it's the government.

Driving the news: The end of the federal public health emergency last Thursday also meant the end of federal funding for some state programs, Lacy Fehrenbach, chief of prevention for the Washington state Department of Health, said at a news conference last week.


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