Washington Health Insurance, Initiative 673 (1997)
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.
|Washington Health Insurance, Initiative 673 (1997)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|“||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?||”|
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.
- State of Washington election results
- State of Washington 1997 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- The Spokesman-Review, "Gay rights, pot issues make ballot", August 5, 1997
- Lewiston Morning Tribune, "Poll: Voters split on initiatives", October 23, 1997
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1997 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 3, 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 People", accessed September 3, 2013
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