L.A. Times: In Washington state, a healthcare repeal lesson learned the hard way

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

An article in the Los Angeles Times analyzes a time in Washington state's history when Republican lawmakers repealed and replaced state-mandated insurance. 

Republicans in the state of Washington didn’t wait long in the spring of 1995 to fulfill their pledge to roll back a sweeping law expanding health coverage in the state. 
Coming off historic electoral gains, the GOP legislators scrapped much of the law while pledging to make health insurance affordable and to free state residents from onerous government mandates. 
It didn’t work out that way: The repeal left the state’s insurance market in shambles, sent premiums skyrocketing and drove health insurers from the state. It took nearly five years to repair the damage.

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Joy June 8, 2017 at 6:26 AM  

More fake news. I'm ashamed that you even brought this up. For one thing in Washington state there is always more democrats or at least split. But this article points out republicans and as you know it takes a lot of Dems to jump on board and vote to pass anything in this state. So the beginning is false to start with. The one thing that is true is that more republicans were voted in that year because the voters DID NOT like the insurance the way it was and at that time controlled by democrats. Why didn't the times write about the last current 8 years, under Democrat rule, Obama are? Not one Republican voted for that and it is collapsing now. We need new current ideas, my insurance doubled in price in the last 8 years. My deductible more than doubled. Why isn't the paper writing about this?

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