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January 9, 2019

Inslee proposes a publicly run health insurance option

  • Cascade Care would help lower-income people who don't qualify for federal assistance get coverage by 2021.
  • By SALLY HO
    Associated Press

    Washington's governor and New York City's mayor unveiled major initiatives to expand health insurance coverage Tuesday, the latest moves by key Democratic leaders to address Trump administration health policies they say are keeping people from getting the care they need.

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a likely presidential candidate, proposed a publicly run health insurance option for state residents who are not covered by private employers and buying insurance off the marketplace created under former President Barack Obama's health care law.


     
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