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Universal Health Care Work Group Findings Explained

Our February 10 one-hour Work Group Findings Zoom meeting featured four members of the Universal Health Care Work Group: Denny Dellwo, former chair of the Washington State House Health Care Committee; Lynnette Vehrs, MN, RN, and president of the Washington State Nurses Association; Ronnie Shure, PharmBS and HCFA-WA Vice President; and Sherry Weinberg, M.D. and president of the HCFA Education Fund. 

Discussions included the findings and how we want the legislature to use the findings to expedite publicly funded universal health coverage in Washington. Q and A followed. 

View the Washington State Health Care Authority's Universal Health Care Work Group report slideshow 
Read the UHC Work Group Final Report


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