- 2016-17 Strategic Plan
- Section-by-section summary of the WHST
- “Join Our Campaign” brochure
- Writing to your Legislators
- Frequently Asked Questions about Single Payer
- Frequently Asked questions about the state bill, the WHST
- HCFA-WA Newsletter Index Archive
- HCFA-WA e.Bulletin Index Archive
- Single Payer/Affordable Care Act comparisons
- Video Archive
Resources for Policy Makers
HCFA-WA Tool Kits for Activists
- Background Paper #1, The Washington Health Security Trust
- Background Paper #2, State Innovation Waivers in 2017
- Background Paper #4, On designing a ‘robust’ Public Option for Washington’s Health Benefits Exchange
- Background Paper #5, Single Payer: The Healthcare System That America Needs
National Single Payer Organizations
Other State Organizations
Speaker John Perez of the California State Assembly, on the very last day of the legislative session, pulled SB 810, the single payer bill, from the Assembly floor. For updates› Health Care for All-California
The Colorado Universal Health Care Plan is a Single Payer proposal being updated by Health Care for All-Colorado, similar to their 2007 bill.
The ‘Colorado Health Care Cooperative’, SCR 13-002, is a proposed constitutional amendment allowing participation of for-profit hospitals and insurance companies. It is now laid over until Jan. 2014. An economic feasibility study was published by Gerald Friedman in Feb. 2013.
Delaware Health Security Act, House Bill # 74, re-introduced April 2013. Summary of bill›
The Hawaiian Health Authority was passed and established to lay a plan to create for the state an efficient, cost-effective universal health care system. Its 2011 update is available.
HB 311 Healthy Illinois Act introduced in 2009-10 session, awaiting hearings. For updates› Illinois Single Payer Coalition
An Act To Establish a Single-payor Health Care System To Be Effective in 2017, LD 1397, was introduced by Rep. Charlie Priest in 2011. A new campaign is being organized. For updates› Maine All Care
The Maryland Health Security Act was last introduced in the 2011 legislature. A summary of Gerald Friedman’s economic impact study was published in July, 2012. Three excellent videos of his study are on our video page. For updates› Healthcare-NOW! of Maryland
Health Care for All-Minnesota is dedicated to establishing comprehensive single-payer health care for all Minnesotans through advocacy, education, lobbying, and community organizing.
They introduced the Minnesota Health Plan, SenateFile18/HouseFile76 in 2013. No hearings are planned as the legislature focuses on establishing a strong “active purchaser” exchange and maintaining MinnesotaCare – the public program for folks above Medicaid. Gov. Mark Dayton is a supporter, but it isn’t his priority. For updates› Health Care for All-Minnesota
The New Jersey Universal Health Care Coalition offers (1) a Statement of Purpose adopted on Oct. 2012 and (2) a 3 page Proposal for a New Jersey Single Payer Health Plan released June 2013. They are now collecting endorsements from state-wide labor and advocacy organizations. For more information contact NJuniversalhealthcare@gmail.com
The Health Security Act, HB 262/SB 226, was re-introduced in 2013 and has passed out of first committee in each chamber. For updates› Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign
‘New York Health’, A.5389/S.2078, was introduced in March 2013 by Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and Senator Bill Perkins. It would provide publicly-sponsored coverage with a benefit package more comprehensive than most commercial health plans, with full choices of doctors and other providers. It was preceded by a 2009 report analyzing four distinct health reform proposals. For updates› Single Payer New York
Ohio Health Security Act, HB 287, and Health Care for All Ohioans, SB 112, were introduced in 2011. Both are being re-introduced in 2013. For updates› Single Payer Action Network Ohio
The Affordable Health Care for All Oregon Act, HB 2922, will have a hearing 13 May 2013 in the House health care committee. A ‘study bill’, HB 3260, directs the Oregon Health Authority to study the different options for health care reform. The bill has bipartisan support and is scheduled for a hearing April 5. For updates› Health Care for All Oregon
The, Pennsylvania Health Care Plan (PHCP), SB400, was re-introduced in the 2013 legislative session. In Mar 2013 an economic impact study by Gerald Friedman was released. For updates› Health Care for all – Pennsylvania
Vermont Health Care for All is supporting H 207/S 88 which propose creating publicly financed primary care for all, have been introduced with tri-partisan support! Also, read their response to Governor Shumlin’s delay in presenting a financing plan for Green Mountain Care.