Washington Medicare Overcharges, Initiative 92 (1987)
The Washington Medicare Overcharges Initiative, also known as Initiative 92, was on the November 3, 1987 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the Legislature, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited physicians from charging patients on Medicare more than Medicare's "allowable/reasonable" charges.
|Washington Initiative 92 (1987)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall it be a consumer protection violation for doctors treating Medicare eligible patients to charge more than Medicare's reasonable charges?||”|
Path to the ballot
Sponsor Lars Hennum filed 219,716 signatures to qualify the measure to be sent to the legislature. When the legislature did not take action on the proposed legislation, the measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by state constitution.
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1987 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- List of all Washington State Initiatives to the Legislature
- Ellensburg Daily Record, "Notice of General Election," October 29, 1987
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1987 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 16, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the Legislature," accessed August 15, 2013
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