With the passage and rocky implementation of the so-called Affordable Care Act – known widely as “Obamacare” – millions of individuals and families who previously had health insurance have been kicked off their existing plans. To help the thousands negatively affected by Obamacare in Washington, Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, has introduced Senate Bill 6464, a measure that would allow Washington residents to buy catastrophic health-care plans in other states.
Supporters of O’Ban’s proposal will be gathering Tuesday in advance of the bill’s public hearing in the Senate Health Care Committee at 10 a.m. Barring inclement weather, the group will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the sundial located between the John A. Cherberg Building and the John L. O’Brien Building on the Capitol campus in Olympia.
Should rain or other inclement weather force the news conference indoors, O’Ban and supporters of SB 6464 will meet with the media in Senate Hearing Room 2 inside the Cherberg building. News conference attendees are invited to continue coverage of the issue when the health care committee meets at 10 a.m. in Senate Hearing Room 4.