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Blocks with health care symbols Washington’s set of tiered public plans will cover “standard services” while offering coverage at a cost up to 10 percent less than comparable private insurance. (Photo: ShutterstocK)

The debate in Washington about how to fix the health care system continues to rage on, with various options proposed and debated. Across the country, the state of Washington is taking actions, implementing the first public option for its residents.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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