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SB 5822 - Establishes a Work Group to Study Universal Health Care - Washington Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -

Title: Establishes a Work Group to Study Universal Health Care

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-21) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes a Work Group to Study Universal Health Care

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a work group to study Universal Health Care.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes the state legislature to establish a work group to study Universal Health Care coverage and costs and explore mechanisms to operate and fund such a program (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the work group to consist of a broad range of stakeholders, which will all have expertise in the health care financing and delivery system, including, but not limited to (Sec. 2):

    • Consumers, patients, and the general public;

    • Patient advocates and the community health advocates;

    • Large and small businesses with experience in large and small group insurance models;

    • Health care providers that are self-employed and health care providers that are otherwise employed; or

    • Health care facilities such as hospitals and clinics or health insurance carriers.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes a Work Group to Study Universal Health Care

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