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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.

Police Blotter, December 20 - 24, 2020

Anacortes Police arrested an 18-year old in an attempted armed robbery of a store at Sharpes Corner.

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.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,187 Confirmed Skagit Cases
383 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

268 Hospitalizations
60 Deaths
12,313 Fully Vaccinated
35,145 Doses Given

Statewide

323,839 Confirmed Cases Statewide
19,500 Hospitalizations

5,032 Deaths Statewide

Updated 6 pm, March 4, 2021.

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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