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President's Desk - Past Reports

Fall 2023 Report

April 04, 2024

An Offer You Can’t Refuse by Ronnie Shure, PresidentFall 2023 Thank you for joining us in person or on Zoom for our Annual Educational Conference on October 21st. It was really exciting to see people in person again. We gathered in the newly remodeled Anderson Hall...

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Summer 2023 Report

November 22, 2023

Building bridges between Oregon and Washington by Ronnie Shure, PresidentSummer 2023 “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” Healthcare leaders in Oregon and Washington are building bridges across the Columbia River to connect our victories that are leading to universal health care. We are...

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Spring 2023 Report

August 18, 2023

Public Health 3.0: Creating a true universal health care system by Ronnie Shure, PresidentSpring 2023 Health Care for All - Washington envisions a healthcare system that is accessible, equitable, high quality, sustainable, affordable, patient-centered, and publicly and privately delivered to all Washington residents. We developed strategies...

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Winter 2023 Report

August 18, 2023

Health Care Reform: To Universal, and...BEYOND by Ronnie Shure, PresidentWinter 2023 I am not paraphrasing Buzz Lightyear. I am just emphasizing the message from John Santa, a member of the Oregon Joint Task Force on Universal Health Care. When members of Oregon’s Task Force shared their final...

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Fall 2022 Report

January 23, 2023

Where are We Going? by Ronnie Shure, PresidentFall 2022 About 50 years ago, Marvin Gaye asked “where are we going, what’s the future showing, where are we headed, and with all that’s going on where are we getting?” During this last half century, the grassroots movement...

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Summer 2022 Report

November 30, 2022

Plenty to Do in '22 by Ronnie Shure, PresidentSummer 2022 It’s summertime, and I thought that living was supposed to be easy. Yet there is lots of action on healthcare reform this summer. Our healthcare allies are dealing with really hot national issues. Our...

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Spring 2022 Report

July 20, 2022

The Long and Winding Roadby Ronnie Shure, President It is a long and winding road that leads us to universal health care. Every developed country has found its own road. The pathway in the United States will take a combination of national, regional, and state efforts. Our...

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Winter 2022 Report

May 11, 2022

What are enough profits for the health care industry?by Ronnie Shure, HCFA-WA President One of my favorite memories is singing a song called “Dayenu” on Passover as I grew up. The melody is great fun, and the chorus is so catchy that you can easily join...

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Fall 2021 Report

January 19, 2022

On the Road to Universal Health Careby Marcia Stedman, HCFA-WA President Thanks to the strong work of HCFA-WA leadership, our advocacy allies, and our Health Care Champions in the legislature, Washington’s first permanent Universal Health Care Commission (UHCC) is now being formed. We lobbied hard for the passage...

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Summer 2021 Report

October 19, 2021

Summertime! and the viewing is EASYby Marcia Stedman, HCFA-WA President The past 16 months have seen an explosion of seminars, webinars and Zoom meetings, as our triple crises in health care, racism, and economic equity have become ever more painfully evident. Like many of you, I have...

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