Watch the Medicare for All Ways and Means Testimony

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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.

WSIPP’s Single-Payer and Universal Health Systems: Final Report Released

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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.

Watch the June 4th General Meeting: Celebrating Our Health Care Wins

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Thanks to everyone who attended our June 4 general meeting with Representative Nicole Macri, and Senators David Frockt and Emily Randall.  
 
Here are links to NW Health Law Advocates’ excellent summary of health care-related bills &nbspand budget from the 2019 legislative session: Legislative Summary and Budget SummaryWe made many gains this year and can make more in 2020 and 2021 and beyond as we continue to build the health justice movement in alliance with the larger progressive movements.
 
 

July 18th General Meeting: Save the Date

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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.

> Please RSVP to hchrwashington@gmail.com so that we are ready for everyone!

A Zoom link will be available closer to join the meeting remotely. To join our email list, please

Join Us for a 2019 Session Debrief & Celebration!

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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.

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Reminder: April 6 Medicare for All Speak Out with Congresswoman Jayapal

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Dear Health Advocates: 

Here’s a reminder of Congresswoman Jayapal’s Speak Out on Medicare for All this coming Saturday, 10:30 – noon. 
PLEASE NOTE: 
  • RSVP at http://bit.ly/M4ASpeakOutThis 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!

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Save the Date! Medicare for All Speak out with Rep. Jayapal, Sat. April 6th

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We encourage everyone to attend and show support for Representative Jayapal’s Medicare for All Act!

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