Executive Summary of Fiscal Study

Executive Summary prepared by Whole Washington

 

This economic analysis explores the implications of the universal health plan proposed by Whole Washington if it were to go into effect in 2019. The proposal would replace Washington’s current multi-payer system in which individuals, private businesses and government entities pay public and private insurers for health care coverage. The proposal would establish a state health plan to finance medically necessary care including hospitalization, doctor visits, dental, vision, mental/behavioral health, prescribed occupational and physical therapy, prescription drugs, medical devices, and rehabilitative care. The plan would offer this comprehensive coverage to all residents and would pay for it with broad-based, progressively graduated premiums assessed by the State on payrolls and on non-payroll income. [read full summary]