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does anyone know if there are any alternatives to canceling

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does anyone know if there are any alternatives to canceling the Basic Health program in the state of Wash to make up for budget shortfall?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Patience replied 2 years ago.

Patience :

  1. Instead of eliminating the program all together, the legislature can cut more people from its rolls. Other suggestions include:

  2. the Senate’s proposal to start licensing “ cigar bars” and use part of the licensing fees for the Basic Health Plan.

  3. the Governor and the Legislature propose to privatize liquor distribution to give the state a one-time infusion of 300 million dollars

  4. Bring in other revenue by eliminating tax breaks such as those for some out-of-state shoppers, non-organic fertilizer, coal, cosmetic surgery, and private jets.


Also see the cost savings recommendations of the Governor's Advisory Work Group from Nov. 2010:


http://www.pugetsoundhealthalliance.org/documents/RecommendationsNovember2010_000.pdf



  1. Instead of eliminating the program all together, the legislature can cut more people from its rolls. Other suggestions include:

  2. the Senate’s proposal to start licensing “ cigar bars” and use part of the licensing fees for the Basic Health Plan.

  3. the Governor and the Legislature propose to privatize liquor distribution to give the state a one-time infusion of 300 million dollars

  4. Bring in other revenue by eliminating tax breaks such as those for some out-of-state shoppers, non-organic fertilizer, coal, cosmetic surgery, and private jets.


Also see the cost savings recommendations of the Governor's Advisory Work Group from Nov. 2010:


http://www.pugetsoundhealthalliance.org/documents/RecommendationsNovember2010_000.pdf

Patience :

Hi-sorry for the repeat in the answer. I live in Washington state and work in the arena of mental health, so I hope the governor and legilature can make some positive changes and not just do further harm. Thanks for your question. Please click on the ACCEPT button so that I can be credited for my work.

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