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Success!! Universal Health Care Commission Bill Passes Senate!

Now it's on to the House of Representatives. But first, thank your Senator for their 'yes' vote. Find your legislators here. Use this link to find their contact information.

Signs of Spring are popping up, and so are health care bills moving through the legislature! Several have broken through and passed their houses of origin!

We’re so pleased to see four bills in the Senate, and one in the House passed, including our #1 priority, E2SSB 5399, establishing a Universal Health Care Commission! All the bills except this one had bipartisan support. We’re also very pleased to see a unanimous vote on SSB 5068, expanding the time from 60 days to one year post-partum that mothers can stay on Medicaid.

Thank you to everyone who signed in pro, or submitted testimony written or live. Legislators tell us that your stories and voices matter, so keep them coming! There is plenty of work ahead of us as the House takes up the bills.

The bills that passed their chambers are shown below with the roll call voting Yea. More info about the bills can be found here.

Please thank your legislators who voted for these bills. 

E2SSB 5399 - Concerning the creation of a universal health care commission.
Yeas: 28 Nays: 20

Senators Billig, Carlyle, Cleveland, Conway, Darneille, Das, Dhingra, Frockt, Hasegawa, Hobbs, Hunt, Keiser, Kuderer, Liias, Lovelett, Nguyen, Nobles, Pedersen, Randall, Robinson, Rolfes, Saldaña, Salomon, Sheldon, Stanford, Van De Wege, Wellman, Wilson, C.

E2SSB 5377 Increasing affordability of standardized plans on the individual market.
Yeas: 30 Nays:18

Senators Billig, Carlyle, Cleveland, Conway, Darneille, Das, Dhingra, Frockt, Hasegawa, Hobbs, Hunt, Keiser, Kuderer, Liias, Lovelett, Mullet, Nguyen, Nobles, Pedersen, Randall, Rivers, Robinson, Rolfes, Saldaña, Salomon, Sheldon, Stanford, Van De Wege, Wellman, Wilson, C.

E2SHB 1272 Concerning health system transparency.
Yeas: 58 Nays: 40

Representatives Bateman, Berg, Bergquist, Berry, Bronoske, Caldier, Callan, Chopp, Cody, Davis, Dolan, Duerr, Entenman, Fey, Fitzgibbon, Frame, Goodman, Gregerson, Hackney, Hansen, Harris, Harris-Talley, Johnson, J., Kirby, Kloba, Leavitt, Lekanoff, Lovick, Macri, Morgan, Ormsby, Ortiz-Self, Orwall, Paul, Peterson, Pollet, Ramel, Ramos, Riccelli, Rule, Ryu, Santos, Sells, Senn, Shewmake, Simmons, Slatter, Springer, Stonier, Sullivan, Taylor, Thai, Tharinger, Valdez, Walen, Wicks, Wylie, Jinkins

E2SSB 5052 - Concerning the creation of health equity zones.
Yeas: 30 Nays: 17

Senators Billig, Carlyle, Cleveland, Conway, Darneille, Das, Dhingra, Frockt, Gildon, Hasegawa, Hawkins, Hobbs, Hunt, Keiser, Kuderer, Liias, Lovelett, Mullet, Nguyen, Nobles, Pedersen, Randall, Robinson, Rolfes, Saldaña, Salomon, Stanford, Van De Wege, Wellman, Wilson, C.

SSB 5068 - Improving maternal health outcomes by extending coverage during the postpartum period.
Yeas: 46 Nays: 0

Senators Billig, Braun, Brown, Carlyle, Cleveland, Conway, Darneille, Das, Dhingra, Dozier, Fortunato, Frockt, Gildon, Hasegawa, Hawkins, Hobbs, Holy, Honeyford, Hunt, Keiser, King, Kuderer, Liias, Lovelett, McCune, Mullet, Muzzall, Nguyen, Nobles, Padden, Pedersen, Randall, Robinson, Rolfes, Saldaña, Salomon, Schoesler, Short, Stanford, Van De Wege, Wagoner, Warnick, Wellman, Wilson, C., Wilson, J., Wilson, L.

Look for an update on the rest of the bills we are tracking on our next Zoom call - March 10th - 7-8 p.m. Link to meeting here.

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