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Four Takeaways for Single-Payer Advocates from the WA State Study on Single-Payer & Universal Health Care Systems

August 07, 2019

Health care is too expensive for Washingtonians. We have evidence that single payer is less expensive and more equitable. There are challenges to implementation. We must understand them to overcome them. By Elaine Cox, Co-Lead, HCFA-WA Policy Team and Kelly Powers, HCFA-WA Vice- PresidentIn...

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The Eye Popping Tale of Two Health Care Claims Systems

August 01, 2019

When economists talk about the burden of administrative overhead in the current US health care system and the potential savings to be recovered from simplifying the system, what are they talking about exactly? These two flow charts make it abundantly clear that the tortuous...

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Watch the Medicare for All Hearing in US House Ways and Means Committee

June 27, 2019

Essentially, the Medicare for All Act of 2019 had its third hearing in ninety days. Though the Chair would have preferred that "Medicare for All" was never uttered during the hearing, everyone seemed to ignore that directive. Watch powerful testimony from the former administrator of Medicare and Medicaid, Dr. Donald Berwick,...

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Pathway to Universal Health Care Work Group Forming!

June 24, 2019

The Pathway Work Group is Official. On May 21, Governor Inslee nudged Washington state onto a pathway to universal healthcare. He authorized $500,000 for the Health Care Authority to convene a work group on establishing a universal health care system in Washington state in the...

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Celebrating Our 2019 Health Care Wins with Our Allies

June 23, 2019

Washingtonians! Time to Celebrate! 40+ health care access bills passed the 2019 Washington state legislature. On June 4th, the Healthcare is a Human Right - WA Campaign (HCHR-WA) gathered our allies to share and celebrate our wins, and consider the work ahead. Watch a recording...

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The Role of Health Care Centers in Medicare for All

June 05, 2019

By Richard Kovar, MD - Community Clinic Physician Editor's Note: According to the Washington Association of Community Health, community and migrant health centers in Washington serve more than 1,092,000 residents at over 300 clinic sites, offering primary, preventive and supportive health services. These clinics...

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