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Join Us for Our December 14 General Meeting

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We are looking forward to our December 14 General Meeting when the designated representatives of our sponsoring member organizations will vote on two important proposals for 2023:  our policy agenda and our budget and organizational membership dues.

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.

Nov 8th – Vote with Health Care Champions in Mind

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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.

Bold = incumbent

✓=  voted for the bellwether bill SB 5399 establishing the Universal Health Care Commission.

✚ = completed the 2022 Health Care for All-WA  (HCFA-WA) Candidate Questionnaire. Supports universal health care

Thanks to Health Care for All – WA for providing the Candidate Questionnaire.


Note: HCHR-WA does not pay for, nor endorse advertisements on our website

October Forum: How Private Equity Makes US Sicker

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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.

Closed captions in English will be available.

Co-sponsors
American Economic Liberties Project https://www.economicliberties.us/
Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund https://ourfinancialsecurity.org/
Center for Economic and Policy Research https://cepr.net/
Cornell University – School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) -Worker Institute https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/worker-institute
Long Term Care Community Coalition https://nursinghome411.org
Private Equity Stakeholder Project https://pestakeholder.org/
TakeMedicineBack https://takemedicineback.org/


Note: HCHR-WA does not pay for, nor endorse advertisements on our website.