Category Archives: COVID-19

Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act Has Broad Support in WA State

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A big thank you to the 71 community, labor, health care and faith organizations which signed onto Health Care for All WA’s letter to our WA Congressional Delegation, urging their support for this bill (HR 6906/S.3790) to establish universal and affordable health care during the pandemic in order to overcome the public health crisis so we can safely reopen the economy. You can see the letter here and see the sign-on organizations below.

 >>> Action Alert:  Please continue to ask Senators Murray and Cantwell and your Congressional representative to support the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act. If you live in the 7th Congressional District, please thank Rep. Jayapal for her leadership. More info.

HCEGA Sign -On Letter Organizations. In addition to Health Care for All – Washington, the originator of the letter, here’s the list of additional Sign-On Organizations:


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How COVID Can Cure Our Sick Health Care System

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Please join us for a conversation with:

★ U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal ★
★ Colin Goldfinch, Senior Health Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Patty Murray ★
★ State Senator Joe Nguyen ★

We will hear from each of them and together they will also discuss the dual health care and economic crisis and the way forward for the US and Washington state.

  • What has COVID-19 revealed about what’s wrong with our health care system?
  • How can we use this crisis to transform the system and to guarantee access to quality and affordable health care to everyone in our country?
  • How much does economic recovery depend on overcoming the public health crisis?
  • What support does our state need from the federal government?
  • What can we do?

Please register for the Zoom Meeting by Sunday, June 7 After you register, you will receive the link to the Zoom meeting. The Waiting Room for the meeting opens on Tuesday, June 9th at 6:30 pm. Meeting begins at 6:45.

To make the best use of the short time we have together, if you are inspired to ask a question, please submit your question by Sunday, June 7 at 5 pm.

Save Lives Now Campaign Kit

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Here are some elements you can use to share the Save Lives Now CARES2 Campaign with your contacts.

Action Alert link to Share: bit.ly/SaveLivesCARES2

Campaign graphic:

Share via Facebook:

Share via Twitter:

Action Message You Can Grab and Customize:

Call Your Senators and Representative

US Congress Switchboard: 1 (202) 224-3121

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Email Your Representative & Two Senators (Washington state):

Members of Congress use forms to accept email messages. Below are the websites you will need to email your Representative and two Senators.

First, choose your Representative below to go to their email website.
Unsure? Find your Representative here.

After you are in the email website for your elected, enter your zip+4, copy and paste the subject and letter below into the form. TIP: Please personalize it with your personal story or connection with the elected.

CD 1 – Suzan Delbene (D)
CD 2 – Rep. Rick Larsen (D)
CD 3 – Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
CD 4 – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R)
CD 5 – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)
CD 6 – Rep. Derek Kilmer (D)
CD 7 – Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D)
CD 8 – Rep. Kim Schrier, MD (D)
CD 9 – Rep. Adam Smith (D)
CD 10 – Rep. Denny Heck (D)

Finally, do the same for both your Senators:

Senator Patty Murray (D)
Senator Maria Cantwell (D)

The Letter

Subject: Include Medicare Crisis Program, COVID Emergency Manufacturing Act, & Community Health Center Funding in the Next Federal Package

Dear Representative/Senator:

As you work on CARES 2, the next package for COVID-19 relief and recovery, I urge you to include three things that will SAVE LIVES and help us reopen our economy:

  1. The Medicare Crisis Program (HR 6674) to enroll in Medicare those who become eligible for unemployment insurance during the pandemic, and their households, to insure more people in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), and to ensure no COVID-19 related cost-sharing in any public or private health plan. 
  2. The COVID-19 Emergency Manufacturing Act so frontline workers will have the personal protective equipment they need to stay healthy and all states will have the testing supplies they need to help contain the spread of COVID and reopen the economy.
  3. $7.6 billion in emergency funding for the nation’s community health centers so they can stay open and take care of our most underserved communities, regardless of immigration status, including over 1.2 million people in WA State.

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