I-1600: Bringing Universal Healthcare to Washington State
I-1600 is a ballot measure written and filed by Whole Washington. Whole Washington was formed in January 2017, and since then we have been getting endorsements and supporters from all over the state. We also have volunteer training and other statewide events coming up!
Be sure to read our FAQs, Ballot Measure Summary, the Executive Summary, and the full text of the funding study by Dr. Gerald Friedman that demonstrates that Washington State will save $9 billion annually with a universal healthcare system.
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Seattle, WA 98127
We're immensely grateful and honored to have the endorsement of the Green Party of Washington State. Thank you for your support!
Our own Alice B Green has a powerful article published in Medium today!
My personal favorite excerpt?
'... So yes, money goes to the government to fund social infrastructure instead of going to for-profit insurance companies, but employers keep more money than without the state plan, and it turns out that the money they get to keep is still money. This is what happens in most of the world where healthcare is considered a human right...
KSER - Sound Living Radio Show
Dr. Gerald Friedman and our own Jessica Goldman talk I-1600.
From the Jefferson County Democrats:
Dear Jefferson County Democrats –
At the February 2018 membership meeting we learned about and endorsed I-1600, a ballot measure written and submitted by Whole Washington. Whole Washington is a grassroots group of citizens and healthcare professionals determined to bring universalhealthcare coverage to Washington State through their ballot initiative (I-1600).
I-1600 has been certified by the WA Secretary of State, and the signature drive has begun, with a goal of over 300,000 signatures by July 2018.
It's been an amazing weekend of building our reserves of information, thanks to the one and only Dr. Gerald Friedman.
Whole Washington commissioned Dr. Friedman to do the fiscal analysis behind Initiative I-1600, and for four days straight this week, Dr. Friedman toured the state, presenting his findings and energizing volunteers.
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