Washington state to launch first-in-the-nation health care option for all and new long-term care program

May 13, 2019

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The 2019 legislative session wrapped up with health care legislation that includes two landmark bills. One creates a public option health care plan that works toward health care for all, and another creates a first-in-the-nation long-term care benefit program. Gov. Jay Inslee signed these bills Monday.

“These two bills are models for the rest of the nation to consider,” Inslee said. “Washington state, once again, is at the head of the pack when it comes to policies that help working families and provide much-needed security when it comes to their health care.”

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