Politics & Government

State Medicaid office to be closed Friday

The Washington State Medicaid program's office will be closed Friday for a temporary layoff day to cut government costs, according to a news release.

According to the release: Pharmacies can provide emergency fills to Medicaid clients Friday. People can call an automated line at 1-800-562-3022 or go to hrsa.dshs.wa.gov for assistance.

Other planned layoff days are Sept. 7; Oct. 11; Dec. 27; Jan. 28, 2011; Feb. 22, 2011; March 11, 2011; April 22, 2011; and June 10, 2011. The first temporary layoff day was July 12.