SAME-SEX HEALTH BENEFITS AND DISCRIMINATION

June 17, 2014

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and Human Rights Commission (HRC) Executive Director Sharon Ortiz have released a joint letter to Washington state employers, insurance companies and benefit plan administrators regarding healthcare benefits.  The letter applies in Washington state; however, the logic may apply elsewhere, too. Read the rest of this entry »


VERMONT’S GOVERNOR SIGNS SINGLE-PAYER BILL

June 6, 2011

On May 26, 2011, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law a bill designed to set the state on the path to crafting the first single-payer insurance system in the nation. The new law lays out three tasks: immediate efforts to control health care costs, creation of a Health Insurance Exchange, and detailed planning to implement a single-payer system. Read the rest of this entry »