Health

Boise health care act call center lays off 1,600

A Boise call center that helps people sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is laying off nearly its entire work force as the federal exchange open enrollment period ends.

Give blood to help save a stranger's life

Spokane Marine Jacob Hess, killed in Afghanistan on New Year's Day, was a frequent blood and platelet donor and by being on the bone marrow registry Hess saved a stranger's life. And now you can too.

More than 86,000 newly insured in WA

Officials say more than 86,000 residents have signed up for private insurance since Oct. 1 through Washington's state's new health care exchange.

Opiod treatment program helping addicts get clean and sober

With four pharmacy robberies in four days, police are saying in many cases someone addicted to drugs like oxycodone loses their supplier, often to a drug bust, and takes it on themselves to feed their habit. So where can people go if they are addicted to pain pills and want to get clean and sober?

Washington health exchange working again

 The website for Washington's health insurance exchange is working again. The site was shut down for a day because of problems at the Washington Department of Social and Health Services.

About 61,000 sign up for private insurance in WA

About 61,000 Washington residents have signed up for private insurance through the state's new health care exchange since it opened on Oct. 1. But 43,000 of them need to finish enrolling by paying for their new health coverage that is set to begin in January.

County gonorrhea cases up nearly 60%, statewide outbreak declared

Gonorrhea cases are up nearly 33% for the entire state of Washington compared to last year. Numbers for Spokane County show a 58% increase in gonorrhea over the past year. The Spokane County Health District and the Washington State Department of Health have declared a gonorrhea outbreak.

CHAS reopens renovated Maple Street Clinic

This week is National Health Center Week and Spokane residents certainly have a reason to celebrate as the Community Health Association of Spokane reopened its Maple Street Clinic Thursday after a big renovation process that will improve how they serve our community.