Though there are ideas for expanding health care coverage in Washington State, there is no consensus on how to afford it, according to a workgroup studying health care reform.
The group, which meets again in February, recently issued its first report of findings. The online news source The Lens recently summarized the report here.
Health care and cost containment are key considerations for companies including retailers. The article makes reference to struggles in Canada’s single-payer system where coverage is universal but often slow to be delivered.
An estimated 400,000 residents statewide are without health care coverage. Read more.