Advertising

The Seattle Times Company

NWjobs | NWautos | NWhomes | NWsource | Free Classifieds | seattletimes.com

Local News


Our network sites seattletimes.com | Advanced

Originally published January 8, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Page modified January 8, 2007 at 11:10 AM

E-mail E-mail article      Print Print      Share Share

Legislature 2007

Key issue: Health care

This could be the year for a big push to expand health coverage to many of the estimated 600,000 Washington residents — including about...

Big push expected to cover uninsured

This could be the year for a big push to expand health coverage to many of the estimated 600,000 Washington residents — including about 73,000 children — who didn't have insurance in 2006.

A bipartisan health-care panel headed by Gov. Christine Gregoire is expected to issue a long list of recommendations later this month.

Democrats want to provide health coverage to all children by 2010. Gregoire proposes to add about $31 million in Medicaid spending to cover 32,000 more low-income children.

Lawmakers also are expected to consider a proposal to require large employers to spend a minimum amount on health care, and another proposal to create a huge new public-private insurance pool that could offer less-expensive health plans to individuals and small businesses.

Key legislators on health care

Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent: Chairwoman, Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee. 360-786-7664 or keiser.karen@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Eileen Cody, D-Seattle: Chairwoman, House Health Care and Wellness Committee. 360-786-7978 or cody.eileen@leg.wa.gov

E-mail E-mail article      Print Print      Share Share

More Local News

UPDATE - 09:46 AM
Exxon Mobil wins ruling in Alaska oil spill case

NEW - 7:51 AM
Longview man says he was tortured with hot knife

Longview man says he was tortured with hot knife

Longview mill spills bleach into Columbia River

NEW - 8:00 AM
More extensive TSA searches in Sea-Tac Airport rattle some travelers

More Local News headlines...

advertising


Get home delivery today!

Video

Advertising

AP Video

Entertainment | Top Video | World | Offbeat Video | Sci-Tech

Marketplace

Advertising