In 2007, Oregon’s teachers proposed a similar consolidated system for public school health care reform. School employees says it’s been a personal success, with the added benefit of saving the state money.
Nearly a year ago, Washington State Auditor Brian Sonntag began investigating the possibility of consolidating health insurance, concluding that it would make the system more affordable and transparent.
Senate Bill 5726
Keep track of Senate Bill 2724, which would reform health insurance for public school employees, as it moves through Olympia this Legislative session.
Impact on collective bargaining
Health insurance consolidation is about fairness, not about reducing collective bargaining.