Friday, November 20, 2009

► On the Record

“The widespread and growing lack of health insurance in Washington state is hurting families, communities and our state’s economy in ways that we can no longer afford to ignore.”

– Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. A commission-sponsored report released Thursday predicted the number of uninsured Washingtonians would soon hit one million, costing the state nearly $1 billion in uncompensated medical care.