Healthwatch (weeks 1,2,& 4) on 06/30/08

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Mon, 06/30/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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Huge increase in health insurance premiums go into effect on July 1.

One year ago Regence Blue Cross raised rates by an average of 19%. This year's increase is a whopping 35% scheduled to take effect on July 1. 

Britta Duncan, co-chair of Jobs with Justice' Healthcare Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of ILWU Local 5 will join host Martha Odom to talk about the 35% premium increase, what it means to working families, Tuesday's protest at Regence, and other work that the JWJ Healthcare committee is doing.


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