Category: Washington State

Mental Health Parity (or Parody?)

Lifewise reports that they are raising the copay for mental health visits to $50 per visit. So much for mental health parity. I believe this copay was $10 in 2014 and raised to $30 per visit in 2015. So, essentially,...

/ September 28, 2015
Lifewise Out of Pocket Maximum

The Out of Pocket Maximum That Isn’t

The Affordable Care Act's Out of Pocket Maximum isn't what you'd expect. In Washington State, it's insurance fraud.

/ September 25, 2015
Jeff Bezos and Tom Cruise

Seattle’s Coming ‘Amazocalypse’

Amazon's male programmers struggling to find bathrooms will soon be able to walk home to pee.

/ September 20, 2015

Amazon’s Terrible on Diversity (The Seattle Times is Wrong)

While I greatly appreciate Nina Shapiro’s front page story on Amazon’s impacts on The Seattle Times, I disagree with her coverage of the company’s impact on Seattle diversity; in fact, her reporting contradicts two other statistical reports from The Times’ Gene...

/ August 6, 2015

It’s Time to Cut Our Spending at Amazon

The company's ignored the massive problems it's created in Seattle. It's time to stop shopping with them.

/ July 26, 2015

Amazon Misleads the Associated Press About Seattle’s Affordable Housing

[dropcap2]E[/dropcap2]arly in July, Amazon PR told the Associated Press (AP) that it had “given the city [of Seattle] tens of millions of dollars for affordable housing” for a story that appeared on more than 300 news sites including The New York...

/ July 13, 2015
amazon cranes seattle growth

How Our Success is Ruining Seattle

The economic boom affecting the Emerald City is ruining Seattle as we know it. Here's how we can stop it.

/ July 9, 2015