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Is Government Work Good Enough for Single-Payer?

In this blog, former RN and longtime HCFA-WA supporter Cris Currie addresses a common concern. Once upon a time, from the 1930s through most of the 1960s, the phrase “good enough for government work” was meant as a compliment for a job really well done. Its meaning is much different today, and far too many potential supporters of Medicare for All have no confidence in government work and do not want the government to be involved in their healthcare. How should single-payer activists respond to this concern? 

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HCFA-WA Response to Governor Inslee's Announcement

There are several state healthcare bills in the hopper for the 2019 legislature to consider — including the Cascade Care bill Governor Inslee announced this week. We are steadfast in supporting much-needed temporary relief from the high cost of insurance and healthcare, but it must be a bridge to a sustainable, publicly administered and funded system.

That it has received early press coverage means that we need to continue to advocate for true health care reform: HR 676 at the Federal level and WHST-like plans for Washington state. Keep up the noise for a true singlepayer system!

Watch for periodic action alerts and updates from HCFA-WA as the Legislative Session unfolds.

For information on the Cascade Care bill, we recommend this article from The Stranger.

Are Any of Your Legislators Healthcare Committee Members?

The very first hurdle for our new bills will be passing them out of their respective Healthcare Committees. It is imperative to convince these legislators to support our bills and amendments.

If you are a committee member's constituent, your contacts with your legislator are supersized. Your calls, emails, letters and bill comments are vital! To find your legislative district, go here and enter your address.

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Health Care Champions Energize the Fight for Single Payer in Washington

Thanks to Washington voters, there will be a lot of pressure on the state legislature to deliver a path to single payer universal health care in the 2019 Legislative Session.

Here's what happened in the historic, high turnout  2018 Midterm Election:

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2018 Annual Meeting Recap

Thank you for the successful 2018 HCFA-WA Annual Meeting! We had an excited and enthusiastic gathering of activists wanting to learn more about our plans for the 2019 Legislative Session. A recap...
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Congratulations to our Health Care Champions!

We gained six new Legislative Districts with at least one legislator supporting single payer healthcare reform in the 2018 General Election!

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Our 2019 Legislative Priorities

How We Can GET THERE...from Here

 

We face some challenges and exciting opportunities as we head into the 2019 Washington State Legislature to fight for state-based single payer, universal health care.

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Leslie A. Zukor: From Aspiring Academic to Disability Rights & Healthcare Activist

HCFA-WA PAC committee member and Gala photographer Leslie Zukor anticipated a career in academia...until a healthcare crisis upended her plans and disrupted her life for almost 15 years.

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What the "Medicare for All" Studies Really Show

Long-time HCFA-WA supporter and recently retired RN Cris Currie breaks down the recent studies purporting to contradict the projected benefits and savings from a "Medicare for All" healthcare system. 

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Our Summer Gala & Auction!

Missed the Health Care for All Summer Gala & Auction at the end of July? Catch up here - see the pics, watch videos of the speakers, and more.

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