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We are calling on lawmakers to make Washington a leader in health care reform innovation by establishing a universal health care system that guarantees all Washington families have coverage. Call you legislators today and tell them it’s time to create a universal health care system in Washington. Call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000
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We organize to secure healthcare as a fundamental right for all individuals in our state and country. While the transition to the Affordable Care Act has resulted in thousands of people receiving coverage, we also know that many are still struggling to afford care in a system under the control of insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Health care shouldn’t be a privilege or a commodity. It’s time for Washington to lead the way in creating a different health care system that prioritizes our health over insurance company profits. Under our current health care system, medical treatment is a commodity that is far out of reach for communities of color, immigrants (especially non-citizens), women, people with disabilities, and other marginalized communities. Thousands of people through out our state struggle with insurmountable medical debt, avoid the doctor out of fear of steep bills, and end up dying young of preventable diseases. We need to adopt a universal health care system now.
With a universal health care system:
• Health care will be financed in a way that benefits us. We all pay into a system that is managed by one entity. Instead of lining the pockets of insurance company executives or funding company advertising, our money goes where it should: toward our health care.
• We all participate in the decisions that affect our health. Single-payer takes the power from insurance companies and puts it in our hands and the hands of our democratically elected representatives. No longer will insurance companies decide how much we pay for health care services and which services we can get.
• Everyone has access to quality health care. A universal health care system guarantees universal coverage. There are no more financial barriers. This promotes equality and equity in our health care system, meaning everyone has a fair shot at being healthy.
• We will have freedom of choice in our health care. There will no longer be doctor’s offices that don’t take your insurance. You can choose which doctor you see or which hospital you go to.