Make Universal Health Care Possible in WA! 

On Monday, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal introduced the State-Based Universal Health Care Act. This Act lays the groundwork for universal healthcare and/or single payer health care on a state or a regional level by allowing states to redirect federal healthcare funds into such a system. It is a crucial step towards fair, affordable healthcare in Washington State. As of now there is no companion bill in the house – call your Senators to ask that they introduce one, and Rep. Smith to ask that he support it. And while you’re at it, call Rep. Jayapal to thank her!

Action 1: Tell Reps to Lead the Way to Universal Healthcare

Sen. Patty Murray:--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
Rep. Adam Smith - 1-425-793-5180

SCRIPT for Senators:
“Hi, my name is [NAME], and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP]. Rep. Jayapal recently proposed the State-Based Universal Health Care Act, which lays the groundwork for single-payer or other improved forms of healthcare in Washington state. I’m calling to ask that [Senator] propose a companion bill in the Senate – we must take steps to make healthcare work for everyone.”

SCRIPT for Rep. Smith:
“Hi, my name is [NAME], and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP]. Rep. Jayapal recently proposed the State-Based Universal Health Care Act, lays the groundwork for single-payer or other improved forms of healthcare in Washington state. I’m calling to ask that Rep. Smith do everything he can to support this bill – we must take steps to make healthcare work for everyone.”

Action 2: Thank Rep. Jayapal for Leading the Way to Universal Healthcare

Rep. Pramila Jayapal - 206-674-0040

SCRIPT:
“Hi, my name is [NAME], and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP] to thank Rep. Jayapal for leading the way to universal health care in Washington by introducing the State-Based Universal Health Care Act. Rep. Jayapal is always at the head of the charge, pushing things in the right direction; I am thankful that she represents me and my community.”

BACKGROUND:
https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/06/12/27455875/congresswoman-pramila-jayapal-introduces-bill-to-help-states-fund-single-payer-health-care