In this edition of the e.Bulletin: General election voter's guide and call to action, request for volunteer bookkeeper, and more
However, it's crickets -- no response -- from these eight LDs:
|5th LD - Central East King County||24th LD - Clallam, Jefferson & N. Grays Harbor County|
|11th LD - Tukwila, Part of S. Seattle, Renton & Kent||28th LD - SW Pierce County, University Place, Lakewood, and West Tacoma|
|12th LD - Chelan, Douglas & parts of Okanogan & Grant County||29th LD - Parts of Pierce County and South Tacoma|
|13th LD - Kittitas, Lincoln & part of Grant County||40th LD - San Juan County/Parts of Skagit and Whatcom County|
Maybe they aren't aware their constituents are affected by the health care crisis? Read on to learn how you can help.
Spring Into Action! Call or Email Your Candidates & Demand Universal Health Care CoverageTake 10 minutes to Contact Your Candidates. Check out the HCFA-WA Voter's Guide and if your candidates have not participated, please call or email them using the campaign contact information here.
1) Let them know you are a voting constituent and that health care crisis is a top concern for you this election.
2) If they haven't already, you would like them to participate in the HCFA-WA Candidate Questionnaire -- a short, easy online survey awaiting them in their inbox from email@example.com. Extra credit for calling candidates who have responded and thanking them for their support or letting them know their response doesn't represent your views.
3) Ask them to support HCFA-WA legislation moving forward.
Let us know how it goes at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!
Healthcare News You Can Use
The latest installment of the Kaiser Health News and NPR Bill of the Month series highlights an outrageous medical billing story that could happen to anyone.
Drew Calver, a high school teacher, swim coach, and young father in Austin, Texas, suffered a heart attack, went to the nearest ER and spent four days in the hospital. The insurer paid $55,000 and then Drew was billed for $109,000. The bill was full of padded line items such as a $200 blood test. After this story was brought to light -- a year after the hospitalization -- the hospital lowered the bill to $332.29! Read the story here. See the CBS This Morning coverage here,
Texas Judge Could End the Affordable Care Act Any Day Now. The fight to end the ACA has moved from Congress to state courts. Twenty conservative states have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the ACA. A federal judge in Texas will rule on the constitutionality -- including pre-existing condition protections, a hallmark of the ACA. Meanwhile, Maryland has filed an injunction that would require the government to continue enforcing the ACA.
Call for Volunteers - Bookkeeper Needed!
Health Care For All - WA is in need of a volunteer with experience in accounting using Quickbooks. Bonus points for experience with PDC filing. If you or someone you know would like to help out in this area, or in some other capacity, please email our Volunteer Coordinator Erica Nealious-Grall at email@example.com.
Thurs, Sept 20-Sun, Sept 23
Free Seattle/King County Health Clinic Forum - Seattle Center
Do you know someone who struggles to afford health care? Let them know about this free medical, dental and vision clinic. First-come, first served. More info here.
Sat, Sept 22-
Valley Fest, Spokane
|Wed, Sept 26||
21st Legislative District Democrats - Mukilteo
(7 pm, Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo)
HCFA-WA President Marcia Stedman will be updating the 21st LD Democrats on the way forward for universal health care for Washingtonians.
|Thurs, Oct 18
GENERAL ELECTION BALLOTS MAILED - Washington State
|Tues, Nov 6
GENERAL ELECTION DAY - BALLOTS DUE - Washington State
Sat, Nov 17
Health Care for All - Washington Annual Meeting - Seattle
Hold the date!