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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HCFA-WA 2018 Voter's Guide: What You Can Do Now

OK, So You've Voted. Now What?

Voting is the first step. Now we have to demand that the politicians represent the will of the people. Candidates are never more attentive to their constituents than when they're out hunting for votes. So let's take advantage of their attention and be Loud and Proud in our support for single-payer health care. 

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Our Task: Make Medicare for All the Central Issue in the 2018 Elections

Several of us from HCFA-WA attended the galvanizing Universal Health Care Coverage Conference at the end of June. Here is Mark Dudzic's recap of the Minneapolis conference, captured from the UHCAN conference call.

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Health Care is the Real Issue in the 2018 Elections!


Every candidate is talking about universal health care this year.

The 2019-20 sessions of our state legislature will be voting on a revised version of our bill for the Washington Health Security Trust (the WHST), so let's talk to every candidate for state office this year to make sure they are ready to approve our bill for universal healthcare for everyone in Washington state.

State Legislative Races. There are candidates for all 98 seats in the Washington State House of Representatives and 25 seats in the Senate. Candidates recognize that the people of our state want everybody in and nobody left out of the basic human right to health care. To make sure that all candidates know about this, we asked each candidate to answer a survey.

US Congressional Races. There are several bills in the US Senate and House, and national discussions have been spurred on by Representative Jayapal's introduction of a new bill for State-Based Universal Health Care. Let's make our US Senators and Representatives hear about universal healthcare.

There are candidates for all 10 seats in the US House of Representatives and 1 seat in the US Senate. We have asked each candidate for these national offices to answer a survey, too.

We will publish the candidates' responses in time for primary elections on August 7th. Watch for the opinions of candidates in your district. If you agree with their opinion, let them know it.

If you don't agree with their opinion, motivate them to change their position. If there's no reply, ask them to support universal healthcare coverage bills as shown below. Let's show up at candidate forums in your district. Let's make sure that each candidate is addressing the issue of universal health care.

Let's make it the real issue in our 2018 elections!

Watch for the results of our survey. Go and meet with candidates. Please share their response with us. Send an email to


Ask your candidates and electeds to co-sponsor and vote in favor of:

State Bill: Bill similar to HB 1026 - Washington Health Security Trust

US Senate Bill: SB 1804 - Medicare for All (Sanders)

US Congress Bills: HR 6097 State-Based Universal Care Act (Jayapal) and HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (Ellison).