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President's Desk - Past Reports

Fall 2022 Report

January 23, 2023

Where are We Going? by Ronnie Shure, PresidentFall 2022 About 50 years ago, Marvin Gaye asked “where are we going, what’s the future showing, where are we headed, and with all that’s going on where are we getting?” During this last half century, the grassroots movement...

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Summer 2022 Report

November 30, 2022

Plenty to Do in '22 by Ronnie Shure, PresidentSummer 2022 It’s summertime, and I thought that living was supposed to be easy. Yet there is lots of action on healthcare reform this summer. Our healthcare allies are dealing with really hot national issues. Our...

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Spring 2022 Report

July 20, 2022

The Long and Winding Roadby Ronnie Shure, President It is a long and winding road that leads us to universal health care. Every developed country has found its own road. The pathway in the United States will take a combination of national, regional, and state efforts. Our...

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Winter 2022 Report

May 11, 2022

What are enough profits for the health care industry?by Ronnie Shure, HCFA-WA President One of my favorite memories is singing a song called “Dayenu” on Passover as I grew up. The melody is great fun, and the chorus is so catchy that you can easily join...

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Fall 2021 Report

January 19, 2022

On the Road to Universal Health Careby Marcia Stedman, HCFA-WA President Thanks to the strong work of HCFA-WA leadership, our advocacy allies, and our Health Care Champions in the legislature, Washington’s first permanent Universal Health Care Commission (UHCC) is now being formed. We lobbied hard for the passage...

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Summer 2021 Report

October 19, 2021

Summertime! and the viewing is EASYby Marcia Stedman, HCFA-WA President The past 16 months have seen an explosion of seminars, webinars and Zoom meetings, as our triple crises in health care, racism, and economic equity have become ever more painfully evident. Like many of you, I have...

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Spring 2021 Report

August 12, 2021

by Marcia Stedman, HCFA-WA President   “Healthcare should be a right, not a privilege, in America.” We were pleased - and surprised - to hear President Biden say these words in his recent “100 Days” speech to Congress and the American people. His proposal to make the...

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Winter 2021 Report

August 11, 2021

Celebrating Two Big Healthcare Wins for Washington! by Marcia Stedman, HCFA-WA President As 2021 begins and pandemic restrictions continue into their second year, I would like to take a moment to celebrate two big healthcare wins for Washington residents and the role that HCFA-WA played in achieving...

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Fall 2020 Report

October 01, 2020

Zooming Along – in more ways than one!By Marcia Stedman, President When the “business as usual” model of in-person meetings and actions faded away last spring, HCFA-WA immediately moved our meetings and actions to the Zoom virtual platform. And, the last few months have been very busy....

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Summer 2020 Report

June 01, 2020

The Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act (HCEGA): An Immediate Step toward Health Justiceby Marcia Stedman, President For many years, Health Care for All-Washington has focused on achieving state-based single-payer healthcare, and in the past few years, together with our allies, we have made important steps toward our goal....

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