Bill kickstarts effort for state universal healthcare
2026 is goal for completion
Last updated 4/2/2021 at 7:18am
Universal health care for every state resident who wants it could come to Washington by 2026.
A bill under consideration now in the state Legislature establishes a healthcare commission to develop a comprehensive plan for a publicly funded health care.
For Mary Ann Riddis, guaranteed care and treatment would have helped her family. Riddis' husband and two of her children all underwent cancer treatment, she told the House Health Care and Wellness Committee.
Because of obstacles with her work's insurance provider, Riddis went into debt and filed for medical bankruptcy as a result of three c...