Support a public option in Washington

The health insurance industry simply isn’t delivering reliable care at a reasonable price. And the bills being debated in Washington, D.C., won’t solve these problems.

No matter the outcome, we'll still be faced with skyrocketing health care costs and too few options for coverage. But there’s another way. Our state already provides coverage to many people -- why not simply let anyone but into a public plan?

A public option could increase competition, drive down costs, and provide real options for those who need them the most. It would also ensure there are options for consumers who lose their employer-based coverage, or those in parts of the state where health insurers are dropping coverage.

Tell your state representatives to support a public option for health coverage.