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Hospital Prices Just Got a Lot More Transparent. What Does This Mean for You?

Under a rule that kicked in Jan. 1, hospitals are required to make public the prices they negotiate with insurers. That’s a lot more information than was previously required, which was only the posting of “chargemasters” — the hospital-generated list prices that few consumers or health plans actually pay.

Abandoned Home Destroyed by Fire

2020 12 23 AFD Structure Fire1
Dramatic flames illuminated the nighttime sky Tuesday night as fire destroyed a long-abandoned Anacortes home.

Surprise! Congress Takes Steps to Curb Unexpected Medical Bills

A long-debated measure to stop doctors, hospitals and other health care providers from billing patients for charges not covered by their insurance will gain congressional approval as part of the sweeping government spending package.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

3,751 Confirmed Skagit Cases
327 Cases in ZIP 98221

228 Hospitalizations
47 Deaths

288,948 Confirmed Cases Statewide
17,259 Hospitalizations

4,148 Deaths Statewide

Updated 6:00 pm January 25, 2021.

Our Coronavirus page is updated each morning.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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