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Takeaways from the First Universal Health Care Work Group Meeting

September 27, 2019

Health Equity, the Underinsured, and the Advantages of Single-Payer The inaugural Universal Health Care Work Group met last week and it was energizing to see so many medical, community, labor, and business allies from around the state on the committee and in the audience....

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Part 1 - WA Insurers Raise ACA Premiums <1%, but Trump Due to Inject Another Shock to Costs in 2020

September 13, 2019

Premiums are ratcheting up, up up like a roller coaster, but without any drops. We read in the news every day that America’s healthcare crisis endangers people’s lives. Stories about people avoiding going to the doctor, cutting pills in half, buying insulin on the...

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Action Alert: Reauthorize Community Health Centers Funding Now!

September 07, 2019

According to the Washington Association of Community Health, community & migrant health centers in Washington serve more than 1.1 million residents at over 300 clinic sites, offering primary, preventive & supportive health services. Don't Let Funding for CHCs Expire. We strongly urge our friends...

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News: The First Universal Health Care Work Group Meeting is Fri., Sept. 20th

September 07, 2019

We have news about the first Universal Health Care Work Group meeting! UPDATE: Watch the September 2019 meeting!Find meeting materials here.The Health Coverage presentation is at 1:06:16 and the WSIPP Report begins at 2:21:00. Submit public comment until Friday, September 27 at 5 p.m. (Pacific).Next...

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October Single Payer Strategy Conference in Portland

August 27, 2019

Registration ends Friday October 4 for the 2019 Single Payer Strategy Conference in Portland, Oregon! The conference runs from Friday, October 18 through Sunday October 20. Last year's conference in Minneapolis was the kickoff platform for the national barnstorm week of action, which launched over...

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The Affordable Care Act is Saving Lives - Quantifiably

August 12, 2019

Nine years following its passage, research is now coming in on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Not only has the ACA "...successfully curbed disparities in cancer treatment and allowed many to receive treatment at an earlier stage," but also: "counties in states...

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