What Are “Consumer Driven” Health Plans?
June 12, 2018
Long-time HCFA-WA supporter and recently retired RN Cris Currie explains the disingenuous origins of the term "consumer-driven" to describe plans that, in fact, only shift more of the costs to the individual while further limiting coverage.Read More
Join Us in Olympia for Poor People's Campaign Rallies
May 20, 2018
Much of what happens to hurt poor people happens in state capitols, not in the Congress. Healthcare is blocked in state capitols. Voting laws are written in state capitols. Denial of living wages happens in state capitols. Cutting money from public education happens...Read More
Creative Strategies for Moving State Actions Forward
May 20, 2018
Join Advocates at the 2018 Healthcare-NOW! Single Payer Strategy ConferenceJune 22-24 - MinneapolisRead More
How Many Americans Support Single Payer?
April 02, 2018
Long-time HCFA-WA supporter and recently retired RN Cris Currie, who spent the last 13 years of his career in home health serving mostly Medicare and Medicaid patients, breaks down the 2017 Pew Research Center poll's findings that 60% of Americans believe it's the federal government’s...Read More
With healthcare, maintaining the status quo is a greater risk than "centralization"
March 22, 2018
Long-time HCFA-WA supporter and recently retired RN Cris Currie, who spent the last 13 years of his career in home health serving mostly Medicare and Medicaid patients, addresses a common objection to universal/single payer healthcare: Centralization would leave us worse off than the status...Read More
We want healthy school bus drivers driving our kids to school!
February 07, 2018
School Bus Drivers in Seattle are on strike for health care. It’s a no brainer: if we had single payer in our state, there would be no need to strike over health care coverage. The School Bus Drivers would be able to get the...Read More
Rally, Hearing, and Lobby Day in Olympia
January 19, 2018
On January 16, HCFA-WA took to the Capitol steps in support of single payer healthcare. Senator David Frockt introduced our bill, SB5701, to the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee, and many people offered testimony in support of a single payer system. Attendees...Read More
HCFA-WA President Marcia Stedman on Indivisible WA podcast
January 12, 2018
"Healthcare would be privately delivered but publicly financed through the Washington Health Security Trust...health professionals and patients would make the medical decisions, not an insurance company."Read More
HCFA-WA Outreach Co-Chair Ruth Knagenhjelm's Letter to the Editor
December 05, 2017
In response to the recent school-bus driver's strike in Seattle, our Outreach Committee co-chair Ruth Knagenhjelm wrote to the Seattle Times to offer a complete solution: universal healthcare. The entirety of her letter is below.Read More