“Over 20 national studies have revealed that a single-payer system would keep the gains of the ACA, provide ALL Americans with affordable and comprehensive healthcare coverage and save Americans about $600 billion annually. “
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” I-1362 will improve the overall health and wellness of Washingtonians and save billions of state taxpayer dollars. I-1362 is not more insurance, it is health care.”
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“Legislation guarantees health care to everyone as a human right by providing comprehensive benefits including primary care, vision, dental, prescription drugs, mental health, long-term services and supports, reproductive health care, and more with no copays, private insurance premiums, deductibles, or other cost-sharing. “
“I urge you to support single payer healthcare in Washington,” D’Amore continued.
“In Washington we have a unique chance to pioneer single payer, thanks to a group of healthcare professionals, activists and volunteers who’ve developed a plan for universal, publicly financed healthcare in Washington state. The Whole Washington Health Trust, introduced in Senate as SB 5204, is complete and comprehensive and could enable a transition to single payer starting in 2023.”
Lori Bernstein, Port Townsend
“…the need to address racial disparities — make universal healthcare an urgent priority. The Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities shows how intertwined healthcare is with disparities in housing, education, and more, Hasegawa said. “It’s pretty clear that everything is related to health.”