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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  • endorsed

    “Healthcare should be paid by a single payer, not via for profit insurance companies.”

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    “We are SO ready for this!!!”

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    “I support to get ALL of Washington covered because healthcare is a human right, not a commodity to be purchased.”

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    “Everyone should have easy access to healthcare and be free from financial worries as they make decisions about how best to care for their health and well-being.”

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    “Healthcare is a human right and we all deserve to be treated equitably! We can do this!!!”

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    “It is an embarrassment that our country doesn’t have universal healthcare. But at least our state can.”

  • endorsed

    “Healthcare is a human right.”

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    “Healthcare is a Human Right!”

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    “I am tired of seeing people come through our emergency room with now life threatening conditions that could have been saved if they had been able to go to a Doctor when the symptoms first appeared. We can take better care of our people for a lot less money and everyone wins!”

  • endorsed

    “the federal government is not getting it done because our representatives owe too much to big pharma & the for profit health system. Our state legislature will not move to provide health care for all. It's time for action!”

August 29, 2017

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

  • endorsed

    “Healthcare should be paid by a single payer, not via for profit insurance companies.”

  • endorsed

    “We are SO ready for this!!!”

  • endorsed

    “I support to get ALL of Washington covered because healthcare is a human right, not a commodity to be purchased.”

  • endorsed

    “Everyone should have easy access to healthcare and be free from financial worries as they make decisions about how best to care for their health and well-being.”

  • endorsed

    “Healthcare is a human right and we all deserve to be treated equitably! We can do this!!!”

  • endorsed

    “It is an embarrassment that our country doesn’t have universal healthcare. But at least our state can.”

  • endorsed

    “Healthcare is a human right.”

  • endorsed

    “Healthcare is a Human Right!”

  • endorsed

    “I am tired of seeing people come through our emergency room with now life threatening conditions that could have been saved if they had been able to go to a Doctor when the symptoms first appeared. We can take better care of our people for a lot less money and everyone wins!”

  • endorsed

    “the federal government is not getting it done because our representatives owe too much to big pharma & the for profit health system. Our state legislature will not move to provide health care for all. It's time for action!”

  • endorsed

    “This is such an important issue for many people now and in the future.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse (and donated to) this effort. Healthcare is too critical for so many people to be without it because it's so expensive to purchase, forced to declare bankruptcy after working their entire lives and try to retire, and/or struggle or stress to live without it. I truly believe whatever we can do to make universal healthcare a reality will pay for itself.”

  • endorsed

    “Healthcare is a Human Right and as a healthcare provider and recipient of healthcare services, I have seen how healthcare administered by for-profit insurance corporations hurts people by denying and limiting care, while lining the pockets of CEOs and shareholders.”

  • endorsed

    “I donate to Get ALL of Washington Covered because no one should be without healthcare, and because our current system is far too costly.”

  • endorsed

    “As a healthcare provider I endorse Donate To Get All of Washington Covered because no one should be denied healthcare. People should not have to choose between rent and a healthcare procedure or prescription. It is time.”

  • endorsed

    “Universal Health Care is the only ethical, economical, and sensible path forward. We can be a shining beacon of change and justice for the rest of the country.”

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    “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.”

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

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