Washington state on path to providing universal health care

I thought Obamacare was designed to give more Americans access to affordable, quality health insurance and reduce health care costs? Yeah, riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

From MyNorthwest.com: Washington state’s road to universal health care continues, following the introduction of a bill in the state Legislature that would establish a fact-finding group.

If passed, SB-5822 would establish a “work group,” comprised of “a broad range of stakeholders with expertise in the health care financing and delivery system.”

That would include businesses with experience in group insurance models, health care providers and facilities, state agencies, and consumers.

The group would be tasked to “study and make recommendations to the Legislature on a universal health care system, that includes publicly funded, privately delivered health care that is sustainable and affordable to all Washington residents.”

The bill cites data claiming that as of 2017, 400,000 Washington residents remained uninsured due to growing health care costs.

Health care is a human right and it is in the public interest that all residents have access to health care, that improves health outcomes, contains health care costs for the state and its residents, and reduces health disparities,” it reads.

The group would be required to present its findings and recommendations to the Legislature by Nov. 15, 2020. The bill is scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health and Long Term Care on Feb. 18, at 8 a.m.
This comes not long after a bill introduced by State Senator Bob Hasegawa in early-February, that would create something called the Whole Washington Health Trust.

Read the whole story here.

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My state, Mass., I believe, was the first to provide universal “health care”. MassHealth, originally dubbed RomneyCare, although the Mitten vetoed it when he was governor, was the template for Obamacare. It is a massive money-sucking bureuacratic c……..k that nobody understands but it trickles down and provides “free” services to the less fortunate. Like methadone and suboxone. Where I live the nearest clinic used to be about forty miles away so the benevolent state would give addicts a check of 1600 dollars/month to cover transportation costs. I guess they finally realized that if you give an addict that much money… Read more »

Alma
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Alma

G o o d l u c k. Anything the government tries to do for the people ends up being the biggest fiasco, and once it’s passed, becomes law.

Lorie Bee
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Lorie Bee

State of Oregon also has the same “universal” laws on the slate – the infamous Nanny State Bill SB 526 where they send state nurses (on surveillance missions) to homes of all babies to look around and also be sure they will get Vaxed to the MAX (while the Oregon Foster Care abuse rate – some say is double the national rate) and the “universal” health SB 770 – using some Oregon Health organization as oversight and declaring some kind of an “emergency’ via the gov. etc.

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When I was growing up in California we had a state-funded system of clinics and aid to hospitals for care of the indigent. I think that worked well. It kept the psychos largely off the street and provided services for those who needed them and couldn’t afford them. There was nothing complicated about them. They were not administered through an insurer. When I was young and in college I could get treated for free at a clinic. It wasn’t “fancy”, but it worked. I don’t have an answer for this but it is obvious to me that ignoring it isn’t… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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Here comes single-payer. Here comes socialism. Here comes the Anti-Christ one world state, where no one works, but everybody owns everything and worships Big Brother.

Communism: The worm that DIES NOT!

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Hippies of the 60s are ruining America of 2019.