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

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 their employees.

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Save the date! - Nov. 4th, 2017 – HCFA-WA Annual Membership Meeting

Save the date! - Nov. 4th, 2017 – HCFA-WA Annual Membership Meeting - 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Registration opens at 12:30 p.m.  Horizon House, 900 University Ave., Seattle, WA.  More details soon.

Meeting with Casey Katims, Senior Policy Analyst for Health Care Office of Congresswoman Suzan del Bene CD 1 August 30, 2017

Our group shared current personal stories about health care access difficulties with the ACA and pointed out the superiority of a system as outlined in HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. Casey noted that 80% of his workload concerns health care, and that they support Medicare for All. 

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Senators Murray and Cantwell: “Keep Doing What You’re Doing!”

HCFA-WA’s primary mission is to achieve state-based universal health care, but we are also a founding member organization of the Health Care is a Human Right (HCHR) Campaign. As such, we participated in recent meetings with Staff members of Washington State’s two Senators, Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray. Our “ask” for the Senators was first, do no harm to the existing ACA, Medicaid, or Medicare programs, and, second, do everything possible to advocate with their colleagues in both houses of Congress for true health care reform.

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What does Single Payer Health Care mean to me?

A group of professionals will discuss costs, savings, and bills in the state legislature. August 24, 2017, Thursday evening 7–8 p.m. Open to all!

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Summer Newsletter

Lately, the news has been so full of stuff about reforming the health care system that its like drinking from a fire hose. Heres an effort to summarize and give an overview as of this writing. Read the full Summer Newsletter.