In This Issue:  

The HCFA-WA print newsletter will be delivered to members doors next week. One more good reason to be a member of HCFA-WA. 
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YouTube interviews with Dr. Sam Metz of Health Care for All Oregon (HCAO) - short interviews with clear information about the advantages of Single Payer health care. Great tools! Please use them, share them!    

Web Page News: The Washington Community Action Network has announced its support for state-based universal health care. On March 21, Gabi Sanchez-Stern wrote a piece titled "It's Time for Single Payer Health in Washington," stating "Single payer takes the power from insurance companies," "there are no more financial barriers," and "You can choose which doctor you see or which hospital you go to." We look forward to working with Washington CAN supporters across the state in the coming political campaign!



 Upcoming events: 

  • Sat. May 3 showing of 'The HealthCare Movie' introduced by filmmakers, Lorie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg. This event, co-sponsored by PNHP and HCFA-WA, will be at Swedish Medical Center, Cherry Hill Campus, 7 - 9 p.m. (map)
  • Tues. May 6, Spokane, The Bing Crosby Theater, 6:30 p.m. - 65 minute showing of 'The HealthCare Movie' introduced by filmmakers, Lorie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg. Discussion to follow.
tenInitiative 1329 endorsement
oneSat. Apr 5, Greenwood branch library, Seattle, 1 - 3 p.m. 

North Seattle Action Team meets to discuss the legislative scorecard on expanding comprehensive health care, as well as discussing legislative interviews to win a record number of co-sponsors for the WHST bill by January 2015. Those attending can also polish their answers to 'The Ten Hardest Questions' about Single Payer. There will updates on the new PPT for small businesses, and opportunities to sign up for Speakers Training.

Location: Greenwood branch library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98103. Served by Metro Bus Routes 5, 48, 355.  

twoSat. Apr 5, Portland, 6 p.m. 

'The Inner City Blues Festival: Healing the Health Care Blues' Festival/Fundraiser - Health Care for All Oregon. 7 p.m. show with Norman Sylvester and a host of all-star NW Blues performers for an evening of music, fun and information with celebrity Masters of Ceremonies, Paul Knauls and Renee Mitchell. Silent auction, raffle, food and drink available for purchase. See Facebook page for details.

Location: Melody Ballroom, 615 Southeast Alder Street, Portland, OR (map)  

threeSun. Apr 6, West Seattle, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
West Seattle/Vashon meeting. Learn about Single Payer and how through our local efforts we can help the Washington Health Security Trust bring quality universal health care to all Washingtonians. Bring neighbors and friends. 

Contact: Jeanne Ernst 206.463.1601,
Location: Seattle Public Library, Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave SW, upstairs meeting room (map)  

fourSat. Apr 12, Lynnwood Library, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Shoreline-Mukilteo Action Team [32nd LD and 21st LD] meets at Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5617 (map)


fiveSun. Apr 13, Burien, 4:00 p.m. 

South King County HCFA Action team, planning & outreach: speaker's events in LD 30, 33, 47, visits to legislators, tabling at community fairs in Burien, Kent and Des Moines, reaching out to local businesses, political and civic organizations.

Contact: Ruth Knagenhjelm, 206.242.3606, - RSVP's are appreciated
Location: Burien library, 400 SW 152nd Street, 2nd floor meeting room  

zeroWed. Apr 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 
PNHPWW meeting - Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill Campus, Conference Center Auditorium - agenda to be announced. (map)
sixThurs. Apr 24, Bellingham, 7 p.m. 

Communication for Activists. We will develop and practice our story telling skills in small groups. Sponsor: United for National Healthcare

Contact: Aileen Satushek, 360.398.2295,
Location: St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway  

sevenSat. Apr 26, Poulsbo, 10:00 a.m. - Noon 

"The Complicated Issues around Health Insurance," a community education program sponsored by the Kitsap League of Women Voters. 


Panel members/presenters:  

  • Vicki Decker, HCFA-WA Speakers Bureau and licensed mental health provider, will speak on the Washington Health Security Trust.
  • Nancy Schnoor, Chief Fiscal Officer, Peninsula Community Health Services;
  • Wendie Pond, Certified Professional Coder and healthcare billing and coding consultant; 
  • Stephanie Kirk, independent insurance agent, WAHBE registered producer/broker with J.C. Madison, Inc. 
These professionals will discuss aspects of health insurance: networks, cost increases, options for assistance, guidelines for individuals and businesses to buy health insurance, how Kitsap County is handling the increase inpatient load due to the ACA, and an overview of the Single Payer approach and the WHST.

Contact: Pam Hamon, 360.598.3508,
Website:, BKAT Broadcasts: Channels 12 & 3, week of Apr. 27th
Location: Poulsbo City Hall, 200 Moe Street NE, Poulsbo 


twelveThurs. May 1, Seattle, 1:30 p.m.

May 1st:  Annual March for Immigrant & Workers' Rights

When: 1:30 rally, 3 p.m. march begins

Where: Judkins Park, (20th Ave S and S. Dearborn St, behind St.Mary's). Meet under PNHP banner.

Route: Down Dearborn and up Third Ave to Westlake Park - join us along the way. Use public transportation.


Bring signs (14" x 22" best) to back with our WHST placards. "Everybody deserves health care!"; "Everybody In; Nobody Out!" For placards, contact your Action Team coordinators


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