The Healthy Washington Initiative: Blue-Ribbon Process, Red-Herring Result

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 35, p. 601, 2008

27 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2008  

Vickie J. Williams

Gonzaga University - School of Law

Date Written: April 2008

Abstract

This article examines recent health care reform efforts in the state of Washington. The article concludes that although the efforts of the state to increase access and hold down costs are laudable, reform efforts would be more effective if they focused on the manner in which health-care coverage is delivered. The traditional employment-based health-care coverage system does not reflect the changing role of work and employment in our society, particularly among young adults. Young adults are at an increasingly great risk of being uninsured, and require a different health-care coverage delivery system and non-monetary incentives to participate in the system.

Keywords: health-care reform, health insurance

JEL Classification: I18, I11, H51, H72

Suggested Citation

Williams, Vickie J., The Healthy Washington Initiative: Blue-Ribbon Process, Red-Herring Result (April 2008). Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 35, p. 601, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1205802

Vickie J. Williams (Contact Author)

Gonzaga University - School of Law ( email )

721 N. Cincinnati Street
Spokane, WA 99220-3528
United States

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