Marshall Islands

WA Governor Signs Pacific Islander Health Bill

Mar 22, 2018
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill that could help thousands of low-income residents, including several hundred from Spokane, buy health care.

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The Washington House has given approval to a bill that would provide members of Spokane's Marshallese population with subsidized health care. 

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Representatives of Spokane’s Marshall Islands community moved a step closer today (Friday) to getting help from the state to buy health insurance.

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The Washington Senate today (Thursday) approved a bill that would help residents of Pacific Island descent, including several hundred in Spokane, gain easier access to state-subsidized health care.

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A Washington House committee today (Monday) took up a bill that could mean a chance to access health care for Pacific Islanders who live in Washington. Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane) is one of the co-sponsors of the bill.

The bill applies to U.S. residents who come from the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau.