Effective Government

State employee health care

require state/public employees to pay more for their own health care. Beginning next year, raise the employee portion to 15% of the cost, 18% in 2012 and 20% in 2013.

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Protect Health and Vulnerable People

Eliminate Forced Doctor Visits for Getting Blood Tests

Health Care: allow people to get blood tests without forcing them to see a physician to request a blood test. There are standard listings of blood tests and standardized ranges for blood test results. Anything outside of the normal range is automatically red flagged by the computer. I have to make TWO visits to the doctor to get blood test results PLUS another visit to the test lab. I want to be able to go directly to ...more »

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Economic Development

Allow Low Income to Work Part Time Without Losing Status

Allow people to work part-time without having any negative effect on their health care coverage status or living arrangements (for those not working who are in subsidized or tax credit living arrangements). For the ill, if they cannot handle part time work, then they can quit and not have their status jeopardized. For many people, if they work and make just a little more money (not much maybe) they lose far more than ...more »

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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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Create a statewide ortal for secure information for all state contracted providers accessable through the www.access.wa.gov webs

Create a secure portal similar to www.onehealthport.com. This would create a resource for all state contracted providers to access one secure server for needed information. It would also reduce the amount of administrative time and resources to validate each provider (Tax ID number). We currently require a new security certificate/password for each state program even within the same agency which is expensive and an ...more »

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