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<br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH <br />MINUTES <br />Thursday, Apri120, 2000 <br /> <br />Board Members.' <br />Dan Harpole, Member - County Commissioner District #1 <br />Glen Huntingjord, Member - County CommÌJJÌoner DÌJtrid #2 <br />&chard J,fí'qjt, Member - County Commissioner District #3 <br />Geriffrry Ma.rà, Member - Port Town.rend City Coumil <br />Jill Buhlel~ Vice-Chairman - Hospital Commissioner District #2 <br />Sheila We.rterman, Citizen at Large (City) <br />Roberta Fris.rell, Chairman, Citizen at Large (County) <br /> <br />Staff Members: <br />Jean Baldwin, Nursing Service.r Director <br />Larry Fcry, Environmental Health Director <br />Thoma.r Locke, MD, Health O.flìcer <br /> <br />Chairman Frissell called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. All Board and staff members were present with the <br />exception of Commissioners Wojt and Harpole who arrived after the meeting began. Chairman Frissell <br />announced this month's joint meeting with the hospital commission was canceled because Dr. Locke was <br />unable to attend. <br /> <br />PUBLIC COMMENTS <br /> <br />Dr. Melanie McGrory introduced Initiative 725 -- Healthcare 2000. The purpose of the plan is not to replace <br />good plans that exist, but to pool resources and provide coverage for people not covered. As a primary care <br />physician, her concern is that the majority of her patients are relatively under-insured or not insured at all. Those <br />with insurance have high deductibles of $700 to $1,000 and, from a primary care point of view, they are <br />uninsured. Her feeling is that the system is broken and needs an overhaul and that working within the current <br />system is a losing proposition. A petition with signatures of 230,000 Washington registered voters is required <br />for the initiative to move forward. She admitted that while the initiative may not be the perfect solution, it will <br />open critical dialogue. She will forward more specific information on the initiative to the Board for review. <br /> <br />Member Masci said whether or not this is the right solution as an initiative, it is going to have more livability <br />and put people in direct control of their health care. <br /> <br />Member Westerman said she believes it is appropriate for the Board of Health to take a position on the <br />initiative. She requested a discussion of Initiative 725 be added to the next Board of Health agenda and that <br />information provided by Dr. McGrory be included in the Board's packet. <br /> <br />OLD BUSINESS <br /> <br />1999 .Jefferson County Health Pro2ram End of Year Report: See report. <br />