We will start with a brief review of some victories we and our members and allies have won in 2022. Then our proposals will be presented and voted on by a roll-call of sponsoring members. Everyone is welcome to attend. Here is the Zoom Registration link for the Wed. Dec. 14th, 5-6:30 PM meeting.
WHO CAN VOTE?
Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting. Only HCHR Sponsor member organizations can vote, and a roll-call vote will be taken of designated voters. Here is the list of HCHR-WA organizational members.
Prior to the Primary, there was concern that WA was going to lose progressive state legislators. However, Washingtonians voted to advance these Health Care Champions to the General Election! These races are a high priority for healthcare advocates and Washingtonians. These races are high-priority for healthcare advocates and Washingtonians.
Be careful out there – there are 🐏 candidates 🐺 downplaying their support of the extreme and dangerous Texas abortion law and support for the January 6th insurgency.
HCHR does not endorse candidates but encourages your consideration of the candidates’ healthcare positions in these races.
Join us on October 18 at 4:30PM PACIFIC for a virtual educational forum: How Private Equity Makes Us Sicker. Zoom Registration here. This forum will address the increasing role and implications of Wall Street investors – Private Equity – in the healthcare industry. Private equity has become a troubling menace as it seeks to extract outsized profits by buying up healthcare providers. Speakers will address what private equity is, how it makes money, and what are its results. These corporate owners focus on cutting costs, increasing prices, and stripping assets to maximize short-term profits — at the expense of providers, patients, workers, communities, and taxpayers.
These Wall Street actors also pose an increasing threat to the passage of single-payer healthcare, which has seen a dramatic surge in popularity among patients, healthcare professionals, and the American public more generally. The increased penetration by Wall Street investors into every sector of healthcare has shifted incentives further away from actual care of patients. And, as financial actors increase their control of healthcare services, their political influence against single-payer grows too.
Our speakers will discuss their decades of research that demonstrates how Wall Street and corporate ownership of healthcare has led to worse healthcare outcomes, more inequitable access for patients, and in moral harm to physicians and other healthcare workers.