We have news about the first Universal Health Care Work Group meeting!
With your grassroots advocacy, we were able to secure the Universal Health Care Work Group in the 2019 state legislature. Now the members of the Work Group have been appointed and the first meeting convenes:
Friday, September 20, 2019, 1-5 pm
State Capital Campus, Legislative Building
Columbia Room 119, First Floor
416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW, Olympia
The meetings are open to the public and there will be time for public comments.
They hope TVW will record the meetings, but that is not certain yet.
Our goal is to advance single-payer healthcare in Washington state and look for ways to work with the legislature to clear the roadblocks and set the table now for when the national funding is made available for state-run programs.
Carpool to the Meetings. We would love to have a lot of people at the meeting to make visible our interest and support for single-payer health care for Washingtonians! If you're offering or looking for a carpool, try this carpool sign up. Carpools are a great way to network with advocates!
Meeting Preparation. Check the Health Care Authority website and here for meeting updates including the meeting agenda when it is released.
For background, we suggest taking a look at our analysis of the Single-Payer and Universal Health Care Interim and Final Reports by the Washington Institute for Public Policy that HCFA-WA secured in 2018 legislative session.