RPEC Weekly Newsflash, June 23, 2023

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RPEC Weekly Newsflash, June 23, 2023

RPEC Seeks Federal Prescription Drug Subsidy to Lower Healthcare Premiums

This week, four RPEC leaders (Elyette Weinstein, Carol Dotlich, Bev Hermanson and Clair Olivers) worked with Council Office staff to send a letter to State Senator Patty Murray to enlist her help in seeking the federal prescription drug subsidy for government self-insured healthcare plans like UMP Classic Medicare.  This subsidy is currently only available to privatized Medicare Advantage Plans.  If this subsidy were available for UMP Classic Medicare, it would lower premium costs.

In response to this letter, Senator Murray’s Washington State Director will…

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