SB 5399 Creates the Universal Health Care Commission

E2SSB 5399 has passed in the Senate and moves to the House Committee on Health and Wellness for a public hearing on Thursday, March 18. Ask your state representative to vote yes. The LWVWA position on health care states that health care policies need to “ensure universal access for all residents to a comprehensive, uniform, and affordable set of health services. These services shall be available regardless of one’s health status (i.e. pre-existing conditions) or financial status." In 1993 the LWVUS National Board stated that "the League favors a national health insurance plan financed through general taxes in place of individual insurance premiums. As the United States moves toward a national health insurance plan, an employer-based system of health care reform that provides universal access is acceptable to the League."  As we know now an employer-based health insurance system has failed in the time of a pandemic and never provided universal health care for all residents.

This action is no longer active.

To view the current list of our active campaigns click here

The League of Women Voters of Washington is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization.
The League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. LWVWA Education Fund contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. The League of Women Voters Education Fund does not endorse the contents of any web pages to which it links.

League of Women Voters of the United States

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software