Washington Health Security Trust HB 1085 – Request a vote to send to Appropriations!
The hallways of the O’Brien Building saw state-based universal health care advocates fill a hearing room and overflow into three other nearby rooms set up with audio as the House Health and Wellness Committee took testimony on HB 1085 Friday, Feb 1st. 130 supporters from Bellingham, Anacortes, Port Angeles, Poulsbo, Vancouver, Centralia and the entire Puget Sound area signed in, while 25 gave personal testimony on the urgency of passing a plan, which includes a request to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services for a State Innovation Waiver beginning in 2017.
Testimony may be viewed at: www.tvw.org: House Health Care & Wellness Committee
Our goal now is to get the bill sent on to Appropriations. It is extremely important for constituents to ask their legislators for a vote to refer. The list of House Health and Wellness committee members is given below. Call friends who live in these legislative districts to phone or email this next week.
- 130 supporters of HB 1085 were in attendance last week.
- When will a vote be taken for referral to Appropriations?
- Will you vote to pass the bill out of committee?
House Health Care & Wellness Committee Members
|Cody, Eileen (D) 34th Chair
|Jinkins, Laurie (D) 27th Vice Chair
|Schmick, Joe (R) 9th *
|Hope, Mike (R) 44th **
|Angel, Jan (R) 26th
|Clibborn, Judy (D) 41st
|Green, Tami (D) 28th
|Harris, Paul (R) 17th Not present Feb 1st
|Manweller, Matt (R) 13th
|Moeller, Jim (D) 49th
|Morrell, Dawn (D) 25th
|Riccelli, Marcus (D) 3rd
|Rodne, Jay (R) 5th Not present Feb 1st
|Ross, Charles (R) 14th Not present Feb 1st
|Short, Shelly (R) 7th Not present Feb 1st
|Tharinger, Steve (D) 24th
|Van De Wege, Kevin (D) 24th
*Ranking Minority Member **Asst. Ranking Minority Member