Category: Washington State

Molina healthcare fined

Molina Healthcare Fined $600,000 by Washington State

On May 2nd, 2019, Washington State’s Office of the Insurance Commissioner fined Molina Healthcare $600,000 with $200,000 suspended and a compliance plan. Molina acted wrongly in a number of areas including incorrect billing for mammograms and emergency visits and denying...

/ June 20, 2019
Bill Gates Progressive Taxes

Gates says, “I’m a believer in more progressive taxation.”

In the interview below, Bill Gates says, “I’m a believer in more progressive taxation,” but it’s not clear he’s doing much politically to “tune it to achieve more equality,” as he advocates below. In fact, Gates’ home state, Washington has...

/ January 25, 2019
swedish molina mislead anesthesiology marketplace

Swedish and Molina Misled Patients on Anesthesiology Coverage

Molina Dodges Rules on Marketplace Coverage Update: Check out related article: State’s Health Insurance Marketplace Toxic to Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed. I consulted an insurance agent last month to assist me in selecting a marketplace plan for 2019. Since I’d had my brain surgery, radiation...

/ January 9, 2019
Molina Swedish Misled Customers Anesthesiology

State’s Health Insurance Marketplace Toxic to Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed

There’s a wide gap in access and coverage between private and public plans. Swedish and Molina misled customers and patients. For a state that claims to encourage entrepreneurism, Washington state’s health insurance marketplace is toxic to the self-employed. There’s a...

/ January 9, 2019
microsoft boeing tax break

Forget Boeing, Microsoft’s Tax Break Costs $776 Million

On Tuesday, The Seattle Times’ columnist Danny Westneat expressed shock that Boeing’s tax breaks cost the state $304 million last year. He failed to mention that the legislature’s actions in 2010 allowed Microsoft to save $776 million in taxes this...

/ May 5, 2016

AmazonFresh Out of Washington State License Plates

When this AmazonFresh truck crashed into a Seattle building in January, one thing that was not a problem was its California state license plates. Certainly, corporations like Amazon are people but if you’re actually a person and don’t register your personal...

/ April 27, 2016

Tim Eyman’s 1366 Can Fix Washington State’s Regressive Tax System

Tim Eyman's victory with Initiative 1366 may provide a major step towards real tax reform in Washington State. Cut the sales tax - tax corporations.

/ November 7, 2015