What does a single-payer health care system look like?
• Health care will be financed in a way that benefits us. We all pay into a system that is managed by one entity. Instead of lining the pockets of insurance company executives or funding company advertising, our money goes where it should–toward our health care.
• We all participate in the decision that affect our health. Single payer takes the power from insurance companies and puts it in our hands and the hands of our democratically elected representatives. No longer will insurance companies decide how much we pay for health care services and which services we can get.
• Everyone has access to quality health care. Single payer guarantees universal coverage–there are no more financial barriers. This promotes equality and equity in our health care system, meaning everyone has a fair shot at being healthy.
• We will have freedom of choice in our health care. There will no longer be doctor’s offices that don’t take your insurance. You can choose which doctor you see or which hospital you go to.
We are calling on lawmakers to make Washington a leader in health care reform innovation by establishing a single payer system that guarantees all Washington families. Call you legislators today and tell them it’s time to create a single payer health care system in Washington State. Call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000