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Recent articles you can read via this e.Bulletin: 

"Single-payer is not deadby Froma Harrop, The Seattle Times, 1/14/2014

The prospects for single-payer health care...was thrown a lifeline through a little-known provision tucked in the [ACA]. Single-payer groups in several states are now lining up to make use of Section 1332.  


"True Single-Payer Healthcare System Being Considered in New York Assemblyby Mark Karlin, editor of Buzzflash at Truthout, 1/22/14

NY State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried has introduced a bill to implement a Single-payer system in NY State. 


oneSat. Feb. 8, Seattle, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.Winter HCFA-WA Speakers Training

This training is open to all HCFA-WA members who have volunteered to speak to community groups on the advantages of Single Payer health coverage, and details of the Washington Health Security Trust. You will have a chance to polish your skills, learn some new ones, and refresh your knowledge of the WHST bill. There will be time for several teams to practice. 


Please RSVP by Feb. 6 to so that we can prepare training materials.  


Contact for more information: 

Location: Greenwood branch, Seattle Public Library, 8016 Greenwood Avenue North, just north of Woodland Park Zoo   


twoWed. Feb. 19, Seattle, 7:00 p.m. - PNHPWW February Meeting

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Location: Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus Conference Center Auditorium


threeTues. Feb. 25, Port Townsend, 8 - 9:30 a.m. - Jefferson County Healthcare Access Committee will hear about local research on how many people are referred to 'collections' from the only local hospital and a description of sliding fees. This information is compiled from open records.


Location: Jefferson County Public Health, Conference room, 615 Sheridan St. (QFC mall, Sims Way just S of town). Confirm with Jenifer Taylor, (360) 385-3666, 


fourWed. Feb. 26, Bellingham, 7:00 p.m. - 'Communication for Activists' 

Sandra VanderVen, Senior Organizer for Fuse Washington will help you learn to speak effectively about the issues you care about with friends, family and elected officials.


For more information contact Aileen Satushek, (360) 398-2295, 

Location: St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham

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