Lately, the news has been so full of stuff about reforming the health care system that it’s like drinking from a fire hose. Here’s an effort to summarize and give an overview as of this writing. Read the full Summer Newsletter.
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May Finance Technical Advisory Committee meeting: it was not all flowers
May 31, 2023
By Consuelo Echeverria The take-home for this meeting is keep the public comments coming to ensure that we support the members as well as make single payer a reality in Washington State. 1. Timeline Currently ERISA is on the agenda for the next five months....Read more
ERISA and State Single-Payer Healthcare: A Primer
May 08, 2023
By Cris M. Currie, RN (ret.) The ERISA Problem The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) was not originally intended to regulate healthcare, but it has still managed to derail state-based healthcare reforms for decades. Essentially it invalidates “any and all” state...Read more