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Doing better than “getting by”: How to expand Washington’s Basic Health Plan

The number of people without health insurance in Washington has climbed over the last decade, even during economic upswings. At the same time, enrollment in Washington’s Basic Health Plan has fallen dramatically, the result of several years of compounding state

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Health Care

More Washingtonians wait-listed for Basic Health as employers cut coverage

Even during economic upswings, the number of Washingtonians without health insurance just keeps climbing as businesses reduce coverage. In 2002, three out of four Washington employers offered health coverage to full-time employees; as of 2010, only just over half were

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Posted in Health Care

Making health care less affordable won’t make people – or the state budget – any healthier

If you went to the grocery store and noticed that the cost of apples or milk had gone up, would you blame other shoppers? How about the people working in the store? Me neither. But based on what I’m reading

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Health Care

With lives in the balance, voters should decide the fate of the Basic Health Plan

by Aubrey Davis From the Seattle Times: TWENTY years ago, Washington created the Basic Health Plan (BHP) to provide reasonable health care for people who work for employers that do not offer them insurance and do not pay enough for

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Health Care
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