Second Wednesday Speaker Series
Next Meeting August 11: Tribal Sovereignty and Indian Health Care
With Vicki Lowe, Executive Director of the American Indian Health Commission for Washington State. Click to RSVP.
June: Health Care Victories in the 2021 Legislative Session
Senator Emily Randall (LD 26), Representative Nicole Macri (LD 43), Senator Karen Keiser (LD 33) and Senator David Frockt (LD 46) join Health Care for All - WA’s One Hour Zoom Meeting sharing their “Health Care Victories in the 2021 Legislative Session”
02:52 Senator Emily Randall (LD 26)
09:27 Senator Karen Keiser (LD 33)
16:20 Senator David Frockt (LD 46)
27:08 Representative Nicole Macri (LD 43)
46:00 Q & A
55:16 Future plans
May: How Racism Creates Health Inequities
Our One Hour Zoom Meeting of May 12th brought in three public health leaders to discuss the data and disparities that contribute to race-class health inequities:
Bob Lutz, MD, MPH, medical advisor for COVID-19 medical response for the Washington Department of Health;
Heleen Dewey, health equity specialist with the SRHD, focuses on racial equity for better health outcomes;
Amber Lenhart, MPH, worked with the Health Impact Project, and served as the SRHD health policy specialist.
April: The Great American Healthcare Scam: How Kickbacks, Collusion and Propaganda have Exploded Healthcare Costs in the U.S.
HCFA-WA welcomed Dr. David Belk on our April 14 Zoom meeting. Dr. Belk is the author of “The Great American Healthcare Scam: How Kickbacks, Collusion and Propaganda have Exploded Healthcare Costs in the U.S.”
March: Legislative Update
Members of the HCFA-WA Policy Committee present mid-Session updates on important health care legislation in the 2021 Session, including bills creating the Universal Health Care Commission, improving the 'Cascade Care' plans sold on the Exchange, authorizing collaboration with other states and entities in generic prescription drug and insulin purchasing, manufacturing, and distribution, improving maternal health outcomes, and creating Health Equity Zones.
Elaine Cox, OTR, MPP
Consuelo Echeverria - MPH
Ronnie Shure, Pharm BS
Marcia Stedman, President, Health Care for All-Washington
Ash Sasidharan, BS in Computer Science and Engineering
Sherry Weinberg, MD
February: Universal Health Care Work Group Findings
The Health Care for All-Washington February 10 one-hour Work Group Findings, featuring two members of the Universal Health Care Work Group, Denny Dellwo, former chair of the Washington State House Health Care Committee and Lynnette Vehrs, MN, RN, and president of the Washington State Nurses Association, along with updates from Ronnie Shure, PharmBS and HCFA-WA Vice President, and Sherry Weinberg, M.D. and president of the HCFA Education Fund. Discussions included the findings and how we want the legislature to use the findings to expedite publicly funded universal health coverage in Washington. Q and A followed.