Washington Health Insurance, Initiative 673 (1997)

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The Washington Health Insurance Initiative, also known as Initiative 673, was on the November 4, 1997 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have regulated health insurances by designated healthcare provider, managed care provisions, and disclosed certain plan information.[1]

Election results

Washington Health Insurance, Initiative 673 (1997)
Defeatedd No1,087,90367.61%
Yes 521,161 32.39%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall health insurance plans be regulated as to provision of services by designated health care providers, managed care provision, and disclosure of certain plan information?[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 673 was filed on January 8, 1997 by Stephen E. Wehrly of Vashon. 241,508 signatures were collected to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1997 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 3, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 3, 2013