• TAKE ACTION NOW! (Dec 14, 2017)

    Before the end of 2017, our last action request is that you call your Members of Congress (202-224-3121) and tell them to: Vote NO on a tax bill that oppose any tax plan that benefits the wealthiest individuals and corporations while hurting hard-working families, and Quickly re-fund CHIP without stealing from other health priorities.

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  • A Camel is a Horse Designed by a Committee

    A final tax bill has been negotiated by conference committee and initial details began emerging yesterday. Action is expected in the Senate as early as Monday. A conference committee may have been moot if not for a significant mistake; in the fervor of last minute promises and handwritten changes, Senate Republicans failed to check their work and mistakenly eliminated […]

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  • A Lump of Coal Wrapped Up with a Bow?

    According to folklore, kids who misbehave get a lump of coal on Christmas morning instead of a present. While Congressional Republicans assuredly deserve that lump of coal, we’re hoping advocates get the gift of Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reauthorization. Congress avoided a government shutdown last week when they approved a two-week funding bill. They […]

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  • Last Chance to Enroll for January Coverage!

    Open Enrollment is almost over for residents of many states but will continue for one more month in Washington State. But TOMORROW is the last day to enroll in coverage for January 1! Enrollment and website traffic was consistent in Washington State for November – with an average 4,500 new weekly sign-ups, an 18% increase […]

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  • WA State Health Care Access: Room for Improvement

    Our state’s annual health care quality report, the Community Check-up, was released last week and identified gaps in care. Unfortunately, an insurance card doesn’t necessarily mean access to care or access to quality care. The latest report from the Washington Health Alliance compares clinics, medical groups, hospitals, counties and Accountable Communities of Health on common […]

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  • TAKE ACTION NOW!

    Now is the time to call! We have a window of opportunity to protect the Affordable Care Act. But it requires outreach to our Members of Congress. Call your Members of Congress and tell them to vote against the tax plan that harms health care and increases the deficit. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to reach their […]

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  • It Wasn’t Over, It Still Isn’t Over!

    The main characters in The Notebook had a long and messy relationship. The Senate had a long and messy Friday that ended with them approving their tax bill after midnight. The process was far from ideal, as Democrats complained on Twitter. As one tax expert reported, “On the Senate floor, things went from shady to sham rather quickly.” But […]

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  • Sneaky Repeal Effort Underway

    The Republicans are looking for a big win, and hoping they find it with tax “reform” – but it just looks like way to take money from the most vulnerable to give a big tax break to the wealthiest. House Republicans passed their tax bill before Thanksgiving recess and the Senate Republicans plan to bring […]

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  • TAKE ACTION NOW!

    Now is the time to call! It has been an exhausting six months of calling our electeds to protect health care. But the fight still isn’t over! Phone calls make a difference and help protect essential programs and coverage mandates. Call 202-224-3121 and tell your members to vote NO!

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  • Children and Community Health Centers Dangling by a String

    Congress got waylaid in its protracted efforts to take down the ACA, causing it to move directly to the tax bills. Meanwhile, families, clinics and states are wondering what will happen to them if Congress doesn’t reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Community Health Center Fund, both of which expired September 30th. […]

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