Dear Health Advocates:
Things are moving! On Wednesday, Feb 27 at 8:30 am Pacific Time, Congresswoman Jayapal is holding a press event to introduce the long-awaited Improved and Expanded Medicare for All bill she has updated with the help of colleagues and many allies. Watch it live here.
So far, Congressman Adam Smith is the only other member of the WA Congressional Delegation to join the 100 cosponsors of the new bill. Let’s keep talking with our other federal Representatives about why they should join this historic effort to achieve universal and affordable coverage for all. We will also want to keep encouraging our US Senators to co-sponsor a Senate companion bill when that is introduced.
In Olympia, The Pathway to Universal Health Care Bill, SSB 5822, will be heard in Senate Ways & Means this Wednesday the 27th at 1:30 PM. This is a key step to advance this important proposal for WA stakeholders to design ways in which our state could achieve truly universal and affordable health care, with the needed support from the federal government we hope will be forthcoming after the 2020 elections.
Your Action Needed Now: Please contact your state Senator and let them know why you personally support Universal Health Care and urge passage of SSB 5822.
If you or your organizational representative will be in Olympia on February 27, please sign-in PRO in support of SSB 5822 before the Ways & Means hearing begins at 1:30 in Hearing Room 4 of the J.A. Cherberg Building.