HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Inslee proposes 'public o...

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 03:14 PM

Inslee proposes 'public option' health-insurance plan for Washington State

The proposal is geared in part to help stabilize the exchange, which has wrestled with double-digit premium increases and attempts by Republicans in Congress and President Donald Trump to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.


Democratic officials this election season talked often about health-care issues, including the expansion of health coverage or making it more affordable. The proposed legislation comes as Inslee seeks to raise his profile as he considers a 2020 presidential bid.

The proposal would have the state Health Care Authority contract with at least one health-insurance carrier to offer qualified health coverage on the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, according to a summary of the proposal.

The plan would be designed with transparent and consistent deductibles, copays and coinsurance, according to the summary, and would “compete on premium price, provider networks, customer service, and quality.”


https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/inslee-proposes-public-option-health-insurance-plan-for-washington/

4 replies, 532 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply Inslee proposes 'public option' health-insurance plan for Washington State (Original post)
ismnotwasm Jan 2019 OP
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #1
ismnotwasm Jan 2019 #2
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #3
elfin Jan 2019 #4

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 03:16 PM

1. This is how it started in Canada.

In Saskatchewan, under a Conservative Premier.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 03:19 PM

2. It's pretty exciting

Not sure how I feel about a presidential bid, but he’s an excellent governor

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 03:21 PM

3. It is indeed exciting.

And it might well set the example that others will follow.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 04:03 PM

4. I like Inslee. He could end up being our nominee. He is more than just climate change. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread