Pioneer Press, May 13, 2013
For the first time in a few years, Washington County is hiring. But not everyone is jumping with joy. The county board recently approved a request from the community services department for nine new full-time employees to handle the rollout of the federal Affordable Care Act, which expands eligibility for government assistance, and the state's new health insurance exchange. Though the initial push to get the program up and running might cause some headaches, officials say it will bring efficiencies in the long run.