Author Archives: Tatsuko Go Hollo

New research: Young adults gaining health coverage under Obamacare

With youth unemployment stagnating above 16% and student loan debt soaring to nearly $1 trillion, today’s young adults are facing a rocky start to financial independence. But one thing they can breathe a little easier about is increased access to … Continue reading

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Expansion of health coverage helps, but comprehensive benefits and quality care should be goal

New research examining the effects of gaining Medicaid coverage on health outcomes shows mixed results. With a number of states opting to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, many have questioned whether the investment will ultimately pay off – … Continue reading

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Conservatives in Washington Senate take another swipe at working families

Washington’s working families are again under attack from Republicans in the Washington state Senate, who have introduced a second bill to repeal family and medical leave insurance, and scheduled it for a hearing this afternoon. Earlier in the legislative session, Senators … Continue reading

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On Equal Pay Day, Seattle ranks worst at gender pay equity

New research by the National Partnership for Women and Families puts Seattle at the top of the list for the widest gender wage gap among the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas. That means Seattle women working full-time, year-round make a … Continue reading

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Delaying Retirement: Should Average Life Expectancy Determine Retirement Age?

These days many Americans, whether political or not, are tuned into discussions about social insurance programs. Retirees and younger generations alike are questioning whether Social Security benefits will be ample enough to carry them through their retirement years. Despite solvency … Continue reading

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Paid leave benefits mean much more than a boost for business

Healthy employees make for a healthy business. But paid leave benefits isn’t just about business owners stepping up for economic gain. It’s about helping kids get the best possible start in life – which pays off in the long-run. Continue reading

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WA’s women are falling through the gaps

Nationally, women working full-time earn about 81% of men. Here in Washington, that number drops to 75%. One factor is the presence of information, science and technology jobs in Washington. Important industries for our state economy, they are high-paying sectors … Continue reading

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