Countdown to Session

2020 Year in Review Dear AHW Community,  Wow, what a whirlwind of a year this has been – and that’s putting it mildly. I sincerely hope that each of you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this unprecedented time in our human history. So much has transpired that it’s hard to write about it, so I will stick to what has happened for our small but mighty AHW community in the last year. To put it simply, we have been busy! 2020 Legislative Session – At our first annual membership meeting in Dec. 2019, we adopted a… Read More »Countdown to Session

2020 Legislative Agenda

AHW 2020 Legislative Priorities Adopted Dec. 18, 2019Bill numbers added on Jan. 16, 2020 Alliance for a Healthy Washington’s mission is to secure for all Washingtonians sustainable, fair, and transformative health care policy that advances our healthcare system while also addressing our current healthcare crises. During the session starting Jan. 13, 2020, Alliance for a Healthy Washington (AHW) and its members are pursuing public policy priorities that captures the following goals:  Expand access to health coverage for young adults and for those post-pregnancy Increasing access to dental care by establishing the profession of dental therapist Improving transparency within health system… Read More »2020 Legislative Agenda

2019 AHW Launch Events

Previous Next Alliance for a Healthy Washington held two launch events in 2019 – in Bellingham and Seattle. In Bellingham, we were honored to be co-hosted by Rep. Nicole Macri, Whatcom Councilmember Satpal Sidhu, Former Bellingham Mayor Tim Douglas, and Heather & James Erb. All in attendance were happy to enjoy the beautiful September weather on the rooftop of the historic Herald building. The Seattle Launch in December brought special guests Rep. Nicole Macri, WA Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, and Pete Lamb of the Teamsters. Rep. Adam Smith of the 9th Congressional District planned to join us but was… Read More »2019 AHW Launch Events

AHW in the News – 2019

Here are some news articles in which AHW has been mentioned:  The Stranger,Jan. 8 2019 Jay Inslee Is Backing a Health Care Proposal Today. Which One Will It Be? The Stranger,Mar. 13 2019 Bill to Study State-Based Single-Payer Passes Senate The Stranger,Mar. 23 2019 Washington State Is One (Small) Step Closer to Single-Payer Healthcare Washington State Wire,Apr. 16 2019 Op-ed: WA is One Floor Vote Away from a Pathway to Universal Healthcare The Stranger,Aug. 20 2019 The price of medicine is too damn high

1st Universal Health Care Work Group Meeting

Sept. 20, 2019 – Olympia, WA The Pathway to Universal Health Care met on Sept. 20, 2019 for the first time. President of Alliance for a Healthy Washington, Bevin McLeod, has been appointed to participate in this endeavor. She is honored to take part in this very important research for the people of Washington State. Below is the TVW recording of the first meeting. All meetings are open to the public and we will keep you appraised of additional public comment opportunities. To receive work group announcements from the Health Care Authority visit this link. For a full list of… Read More »1st Universal Health Care Work Group Meeting

1st Semi-Annual Healthcare Roundtable

SYNOPSIS On Sept. 5th, 2019 AHW convened its first semi-annual healthcare roundtable discussion with recognized leaders within the healthcare industry. The discussion centered around access, affordability, innovation, and sustainability, examining the connections between state and federal policies, while providing an opportunity for participants to expand on the needs their communities face. While many need long-term solutions, some concrete recommendations were developed in order to help both state and federal delegates hone in on potential short-term solutions. Those recommendations, along with follow-up items, and next steps are included in this report.  AHW is excited to continue these roundtables on a semi-annual… Read More »1st Semi-Annual Healthcare Roundtable

Our Story

AHW Exclusives Our Story Alliance for a Healthy WA was co-founded in Dec. 2018 by Bevin McLeod and Nicole Gomez in response to the clear need for streamlining advocacy with healthcare policy at the state level and beyond. As such, AHW was perfectly positioned to take the lead on advocacy in winning the Pathway to Universal Healthcare Workgroup in the 2019 legislature, as well as supporting and advocating on other important health legislation such as Reproductive Healthcare for All, the American Indian Health Parity Act, state behavioral health systems reform, the HEAL Act, Cascade Care, and several more.  While this… Read More »Our Story