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A Pathway to Washington’s Future Healthcare System

A Conversation with Key Decision Makers Join Alliance for a Healthy Washington’s celebratory virtual cocktail hour to be the first to hear what was accomplished + what’s next! Please join us in celebrating AHW’s wins (including passing the first-in-the-nation permanent universal healthcare commission, new partners both locally and nationally) at our now virtual cocktail hour on Saturday, September 18th at 5 pm via Zoom. Hear from local and national leaders on the path forward from here and enjoy performances from local musicians. Currently Confirmed Commissioner Hilary Franz Vicki Lowe, American Indian Health Commission Representative Nicole Macri Bob Marsalli, CEO of… Read More »A Pathway to Washington’s Future Healthcare System

Inslee Signs Bill Creating Permanent Universal Health Care Commission

E2SSB 5399 Sets Foundation for Transition to a Universally Financed Health Care System Alliance for a Healthy Washington helped draft and pass legislation signed by Governor Inslee on May 13, 2021. The legislation sets up a permanent universal healthcare commission to begin work on transitioning the state to a universally financed healthcare system.  E2SSB 5399 is the next critical step for our state to take in achieving a system that could save individuals, families, small businesses, large businesses, and the state billions each year once a unified financing system has been established, while responding to the moral imperative we face… Read More »Inslee Signs Bill Creating Permanent Universal Health Care Commission

2021 Legislative Agenda

AHW welcomes Teamsters Joint Council & American Indian Health Commission as our newest members. Alliance for a Healthy Washington remains committed to its mission to secure for all Washingtonians sustainable, fair, and transformative health care policy that advances our health care system while also addressing our current health care crises. We would like to extend a warm welcome to two of our newest members – Teamsters Joint Council and the American Indian Health Commission. Thank you for your support. Together we are stronger. AHW members met on Dec. 18, 2020 to adopt an agenda listing their priorities for the 67th… Read More »2021 Legislative Agenda

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