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Pass legislation to place a limit on suits against doctors and hospitals and regulate the health care insurance companies.

I was shocked six years ago after I moved to Washington from California and discovered that my health care insurance had gone up by 5 times for the same coverage. When I asked my health care insurance provider, they said because the cost of health care in Washington is higher. No kidding. A little further investigation revealed that the reason that health care costs are higher in Washington is because Washington does ...more »

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Same-sex marriage could boost the economy, create jobs, promote business and generate tax revenue

If one were to cite strictly economic rationale for gay marriage, there is a great case to be made for it. Weddings create revenue of all sorts. States and local governments benefit from marriage licenses. Venues get booked and paid for, while hotels, restaurants and retail outlets also see sales rise. Even vacation spots get a nice dose of business from the honeymooning couple. Five states now allow same-sex marriage; ...more »

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