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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...

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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...

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Fall Newsletter 2017

October 12, 2017

Senator Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Bill (S 1804)  After many months of waiting, Sen. Sanders finally filed his bill “Medicare for All Act of 2017” on September 13. The bill has certainly led to an avalanche of commentary about what it would do,...

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A Letter to the Editor from the Bothell Reporter

October 09, 2017

This letter by Roger Ledbetter of Snoqualmie appeared in the Bothell Reporter on September 29th. In it, he illustrates the true cost of privatized medicine: preventable loss of life, high infant mortality rates for a developed country, and your premiums funding your insurance company's...

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HCFA-WA President Marcia Stedman's Letter to the Editor

October 07, 2017

In a September 28th letter to the Seattle Times, Health Care for All Washington president Marcia Stedman defines one facet of the many economic benefits to universal healthcare: lower prices for the consumer when businesses aren't burdened with the costs of providing healthcare to...

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