Inslee proposes ‘public option’ health-insurance plan for Washington


Canada’s single-payer system fails to fund treatment for many illnesses, instead funds assisted death

Wait Times for Health Care in Canada Hit Record Highs

This edition of Waiting Your Turn indicates that, overall, waiting times for medically necessary treatment have in-creased since last year. Specialist physicians surveyed report a median waiting time of 21.2 weeks between referral from a general practitioner and receipt of treatment—longer than the wait of 20.0 weeks reported in 2016. This year’s wait time—the longest ever recorded in this survey’s history—is 128% longer than in 1993, when it was just 9.3 weeks.

45th district Dems give priority preview

  • Capital budget
  • Hirst decision
  • Reproductive rights
  • Voter registration
  • Carbon tax
  • Single-payer healthcare
  • Police killings