Whole Washington is creating a ballot initiative that will let you take control of your healthcare costs from the insurance industry. Here are four great reasons to support Single-Payer:

#1 Single-Payer is more efficient and saves everyone money.

By reducing billing and insurance-related expenses, single-payer is much more efficient.  These administrative savings alone would reduce US health care spending by as much as $400 billion a year.

#2 Single-Payer is fairer.  Why?

A single agency takes on the pricing of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and other needs, with large savings for the public.  Instead of financing healthcare regressively through insurance premiums, single-payer finances it progressively through taxes linked to the inability to pay.  Single-payer eliminates the special tax on the sick and elderly, who currently pay more in premiums, co-pays, and deductibles.

#3 Single-Payer bends the cost curve.

In 1971, the year Canada adopted single-payer, the US and Canada spent about the same share of income on healthcare.  The US now spends 6% more of our GDP, or almost a trillion dollars more.

#4 Single-Payer leads to better health and longer life expectancy.

Life expectancy in the United States is lower than in other countries with our level of affluence, and about 6 years lower than you would expect from our spending level.  And the gap between the US and Canada - and between the US and other countries - has been growing since the 1970s.

With these facts on our side, we’re working toward a people-powered, Single-Payer state ballot initiative!  Plant the seeds in Washington and watch them grow across the US!  Please join us by donating today!


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  • Chelsea Rustad endorsed

    “As a candidate for Tumwater City Council, a woman with endometriosis, and daughter of a parent on disability due to stage IV cancer, we are well overdue for healthcare for all. It is the only ethical way forward. I endorse Whole Washington.”

  • Lynn Stanley endorsed

    “I endorse Whole Washington because women like me should be fully covered for #Endometriosis care.”

  • Marianna Hopkins-Everson endorsed

    “I’m tired of meeting patients who would not be in the hospital if they had had Lifetime Coverage.”

  • Ashley Nicole Wade endorsed

    “As a person with asthma and depression, I know what it's like to not be able to afford to go to the doctor and keep up on your meds because you make too much for assistance but too little to be able to afford a monthly payment for insurance that doesn't cover enough. An asthma attack costs upward of $2000 before doctor's fees. With insurance I can avoid must ER trips entirely by having my own nebulizer for under $200 and a supply of albuterol for $5. A tenth of the cost. Insurance companies are the reason it costs so much. Hospitals throw out prices hoping insurance will pay a fraction of it, but individuals don't have that benefit.”

  • Kirby Pollard endorsed

    “Healthcare is a basic human right, not a privileged for those that can afford it. Please Help support Single Payer Healthcare for Washington!”

  • holly masters endorsed

    “I have seen to many under insured patients use the ER as a primary doctors office. This causes a huge issue, not only with their care, but with the care of critical patients as well. No should be in such a situation that they turn to the ER for basic health care needs. Our state can do so much bettter then that!”

  • Sara So endorsed

    “We pay too much for too little. Medical bankruptcy, crowdfunded healthcare and financial strain due to illness shouldn't be things (and aren't in most other countries). All people need to be healthy to be their best selves - let's get profit makers out of healthcare delivery. We can do this - now is the time!”

  • Mark Proulx endorsed

    “This is way overdue. If the federal government persists in being paralyzed, it's up to the states to force the issue.”

  • Georgia Davenport endorsed

    “Healthcare is a human right!!”

August 29, 2017

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Chelsea Rustad endorsed

    “As a candidate for Tumwater City Council, a woman with endometriosis, and daughter of a parent on disability due to stage IV cancer, we are well overdue for healthcare for all. It is the only ethical way forward. I endorse Whole Washington.”

  • leigh e lennox endorsed

  • Dr. James H. Williams endorsed

  • Vivian Queija endorsed

  • Lynn Stanley endorsed

    “I endorse Whole Washington because women like me should be fully covered for #Endometriosis care.”

  • Tina Huang endorsed

  • Marianna Hopkins-Everson endorsed

    “I’m tired of meeting patients who would not be in the hospital if they had had Lifetime Coverage.”

  • Leslie A. Zukor endorsed

  • jaye Stover endorsed

  • Ashley Nicole Wade endorsed

    “As a person with asthma and depression, I know what it's like to not be able to afford to go to the doctor and keep up on your meds because you make too much for assistance but too little to be able to afford a monthly payment for insurance that doesn't cover enough. An asthma attack costs upward of $2000 before doctor's fees. With insurance I can avoid must ER trips entirely by having my own nebulizer for under $200 and a supply of albuterol for $5. A tenth of the cost. Insurance companies are the reason it costs so much. Hospitals throw out prices hoping insurance will pay a fraction of it, but individuals don't have that benefit.”

  • Kirby Pollard endorsed

    “Healthcare is a basic human right, not a privileged for those that can afford it. Please Help support Single Payer Healthcare for Washington!”

  • holly masters endorsed

    “I have seen to many under insured patients use the ER as a primary doctors office. This causes a huge issue, not only with their care, but with the care of critical patients as well. No should be in such a situation that they turn to the ER for basic health care needs. Our state can do so much bettter then that!”

  • Sara So endorsed

    “We pay too much for too little. Medical bankruptcy, crowdfunded healthcare and financial strain due to illness shouldn't be things (and aren't in most other countries). All people need to be healthy to be their best selves - let's get profit makers out of healthcare delivery. We can do this - now is the time!”

  • Mark Proulx endorsed

    “This is way overdue. If the federal government persists in being paralyzed, it's up to the states to force the issue.”

  • Georgia Davenport endorsed

    “Healthcare is a human right!!”