HCFA-WA Annual Meeting, Fall 2015
Our most recent Annual Members Meeting featured state senator David Frockt, speaking on “Next Steps to Universal Healthcare Coverage by 2020″. ‘Music by the Single Payer Singers’. Members laid plans for 2016, including video house parties, constituent visits with legislators, and speaking engagements around the state. Join us outreach@healthcareforallWA.org.
HCFA-WA Direct Actions, Winter 2016
HCFA-WA is committed to working with our natural allies in a broad-based movement for social justice, including state-based universal healthcare coverage. We are protesting the arrival of for-profit ZoomCare in our state, which turns away Medicaid and Medicare patients, treating the young and near-healthy. Join us for the May Day/Immigrant Rights March as we continue this year connecting with others in our state. Find us at action@healthcareforallWA.org.
One Payer States conference, Chicago, Fall 2015
The 2015 Single-Payer Strategy Conference was sponsored by Healthcare-NOW, Labor Campaign for Single Payer, and OPS (One Payer States, our nationwide network of state-based campaigns). PNHP held their annual meeting at the same time. We are all working for Improved and Expanded Medicare for All, aka a Single-Payer Plan.
HCFA-WA and Health Care for All Oregon members attended with 300 others from around the country. Besides numerous workshops, OPS and PNHP joined forces for this rally outside the Chicago Blue Cross/Blue Shield offices. For more on multi-state efforts info@healthcareforallWA.org.
Senate Prime Sponsor: Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles: (D-36th LD)
Senate Co-Sponsors: Sen. Andy Billig (D-3rd LD), Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D-11th LD),Sen. Don Benton (17th LD), Sen. Marko Liias (21st LD), Sen. Christine Rolfes, (23rd LD), Sen. Jeannie Darneille (D-27th LD), Sen. Steve Conway (D-29th LD), Sen. Maralyn Chase (D-32nd LD), Sen. Karen Keiser (D-33rd LD), Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-34th LD), Sen. Pramila Jayapal (D-37th LD), Sen. John McCoy (38th LD), Sen. Kevin Ranker (40th LD), Sen. Jaime Pedersen (43rd LD), Sen. David Frockt (D-46th LD), Sen. Annette Cleveland (49th LD).
HB 1025 House Prime Sponsor: Rep. Sherry Appleton (D-23rd LD)
House Co-Sponsors: Rep. Luis Moscoso (1st LD), Rep. Derek Stanford (1st LD), Rep. Timm Ormsby (3rd LD), Rep. Marcus Riccelli (3rd LD), Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (21st LD), Rep. Strom Peterson (21st LD), Rep. Sam Hunt (22nd LD), Rep. Steve Tharinger (24th LD), Rep. Jake Fey (27th LD), Rep. Laurie Jinkins (27th LD), Rep. Cindy Ryu, (32nd LD), Rep. Ruth Kagi, (32nd LD), Rep. Mia Gregerson (33rd LD), Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (34th LD), Rep. Gael Tarleton (36th LD), Rep. June Robinson (38th LD), Rep. Kristine Lytton (40th LD), Rep. Brady Walkinshaw (43rd LD), Rep. Roger Goodman (45th LD), Rep. Jessyn Farrell (46th LD), Rep. Gerry Pollet (46th LD), Rep. Jim Moeller (49th LD).