First, we’ll shift where our money goes and stop paying private insurance costs. That means...
With private insurance, we pay for a lot of extra stuff that isn’t actually healthcare. We pay 20-30% more in administration for all those confusing plans. We pay for insurance executives’ salaries and bonuses. We pay for lobbyists, and we pay shareholders when these companies do well, and they always do well.
Instead, we’ll create the largest possible risk pool and
- create efficiencies
- gain negotiating power
- reduce fraud and waste
- save money for patients and cut administrative overhead for providers
Rather than going to a private insurance company, our contributions will go directly into the Whole Washington Health Trust to cover our healthcare.