Last year, NoHLA marched – joining over 100,000 in Seattle to support womxn’s rights. This year, we act!

As part of Womxn Act on Seattle, NoHLA Executive Director, Janet Varon, will lead an interactive discussion “Ensuring Health Carefor All: Where are we now, and how can we move forward?

We are pleased to partner with our hosts, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, to provide information, insights and actions for attendees to take to ensure health care for all.

Join us on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 11:30am at the Gethsemane Lutheran Community Room, 911 Stewart Street in downtown Seattle. 

Street parking is available. 

NoHLA Highlights

Responding to Immigrants' and Refugees' Fears About Health Care

Federal threats and policy changes are creating fear in immigrant and refugee communities. But they still need to be able to access health care. Accurate information is important for advocates, lawyers and providers and immigrants themselves. Northwest Health Law Advocates teamed up with Northwest Justice Project to publish a new resource, Responding to Immigrants' and Refugees' Fears About Health Care. This publication provides information on the current legal landscape and links to variety of detailed resource materials. 

NoHLA’s 2017 “DACA Health Care Information” fact sheet

The “Dreamers,” nearly 800,000 young people brought to the U.S. as children without documentation, learned in September of the President’s plan to end the program known as “DACA” that began during the Obama administration. The DACA program protects people from deportation and allows them to work and pursue education.  The President’s announcement created confusion and fear about the impact on health care coverage and access for people with DACA status.  NoHLA’s October 2017 “DACA Health Care Information” fact sheet explains that nothing has changed now for people whose DACA status continues, and explains in detail the options available for health care access if DACA status ends.

NoHLA's Health Care Access in the Washington Legislature - Bills of Interest

 We are pleased to share our summaries of the 2017 Washington Legislature's actions related to health care access:

It's not possible to convey the complexity of the budget in this document, so we have selected specific items based on the summaries for each agency. New spending that is not related to the passage of legislation is not listed in the budget - the changes are described in the summary of enacted bills. This session, the Legislature has not passed a Capital Budget. It is possible that a special session will be called later this year to do so. In the meantime, many proposed projects are not yet funded for this biennium.


What’s New at NoHLA


 "Within weeks of NoHLA's Medicaid training, I was able to use the information you taught us to identify numerous cases in which families were wrongly denied coverage—and to bring those cases forward to get them resolved.

By giving all of us tools and knowledge to successfully advocate for people, NoHLA has impacted so many lives – making healthcare accessible and helping families avoid financial disaster."

- Cathy Aby
Health Educator, Public Health
Seattle & King County

"I want to tell you how much I enjoy your presentations at First Friday Forum. I get happy when I see NOHLA on the agenda, and kinda sad without it!"

- Esther Mathison
Inreach Eligibility Specialist (Patient Navigator)
Country Doctor Community Health Center

Action Alerts!

  • Take Action (1/8/2018)

    A short-term CHIP extension isn’t enough, we need Congress to finish their work! More importantly, kids need them to finish their work. Call your members […]

  • 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 […]

News from NoHLA

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    Washington State continues its Open Enrollment period until next Monday, January 15, so there is still time for individuals and families to get coverage for […]

  • Welcome 2018!

    As the new year begins, we expect continued threats to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and other public health […]

  • What May Happen in the Year Ahead?

    Some of our favorite health policy journalists and experts are speculating about next steps in health policy (including Vox, Axios, The Hill, and Politico). Here are some key issues […]




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