What do we mean by universal health care?
- Coverage designed and administered by the state
- Care delivered by private and public providers, clinics and hospitals
- Financed through a unified single-payer system
- From cradle to grave, all Washingtonians covered by state, federal, or tribal programs
How do we get there? Through legislative advocacy.
We are effective:
- 2023: We doubled the funding to speed up the work of the Universal Health Care Commission (UHCC) and supported increased funding for immigrant health care.
- 2022: The legislature passed eight of our top priority bills into law, including controlling the price of prescription drugs and increasing access to health care.
- 2021: We helped lay the groundwork for the Universal Health Care Commission. Governor Inslee appointed five of our six recommendations to the 15-member Commission.
- 2020: We successfully passed health care cost legislation into law, from reducing the costs of insulin to requiring greater transparency in health care costs.
- 2019: We were instrumental in the passage of the Pathway to Universal Health Care Bill and the Cascade Care Bill.
We build relationships with legislators and voters across the state and aisle.
Be part of the organization that is moving our state toward a healthier and more equitable future with universal health care.
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