On June 12, 2019 at the Congressional Ways & Means Committee hearing on proposals for universal health care, including the Medicare for All Act of 2019. This was the FIRST EVER hearing on the subject by either of the two committees with primary jurisdiction (the other is Energy & Commerce). Here’s is the link to information about the hearing.
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The eagerly anticipated WSIPP Study has been published! The June 2019 report prepared by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy Single-Payer and Universal Health Systems: Final Report will be an important resource for the 2019-20 Work Group on establishing a universal health care system in Washington State created by the Legislature this year. It compares universal health care systems in other countries.
Comments from WSIPP staff: Our final report examines universal coverage and single-payer systems in other high-income countries, which have achieved universal coverage and substantially lower health care spending than the US.
- These other countries, both single- and multi-payer, have mechanisms to control the prices of medical services and pharmaceuticals.
- They have lower insurer administrative costs and, in the case of single-payer countries, lower provider administrative burdens.
- Individuals in these countries have fewer financial barriers to health care and more equitable access to care across income groups than in the US.
- Finally, the higher US health expenditures do not translate to better health outcomes and quality of care for the entire population.
DATE CHANGE: This a change from date previously announced.
Please join us for updates on federal, state and local legislation and related work for universal healthcare, and a brainstorming discussion of policy directions for Health Care is a Human Right WA for 2019-20 and beyond.
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We’re excited to meet with Healthcare Champions Representative Nicole Macri, Senators Emily Randall and David Frockt to get their views on the healthcare wins we achieved together this legislative session in Olympia, and their thoughts on where we can go from here to win universal health care for Washingtonians. Please join us Tuesday, June 4th.
Dear Health Advocates:
- RSVP at http://bit.ly/M4ASpeakOut. This will help with event planning.
- Sign-ups to speak will start as soon as the doors open at 10:00. Be sure to sign in early if you wish to speak.
- Speakers will be limited to a minute and a half, but even so, there may not be enough time for everyone to speak.
- A professional videographer will be there to capture stories that will be incorporated in the Medicare for All campaign so even if you don’t get to speak at the event, you’ll have the opportunity to share your story!
We encourage everyone to attend and show support for Representative Jayapal’s Medicare for All Act!