Health Care for All -Washington reports:
The hallways of the O’Brien Building saw state-based universal health care advocates fill a hearing room and overflow into three other nearby rooms set up with audio as the House Health and Wellness Committee took testimony on HB 1085 last Friday, Feb 1st. 130 supporters from Bellingham, Anacortes, Port Angeles, Poulsbo, Vancouver, Centralia and the entire Puget Sound area signed in, while 25 gave personal testimony on the urgency of passing a plan, which includes a request to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services for a State Innovation Waiver beginning in 2017.
Our goal is to get this bill sent to Appropriations. It is extremely important for constituents to ask their legislators for a vote to refer. The list of House Health and Wellness committee members is given below. Call friends who live in these legislative districts to phone or email this next week.
Suggested script:
  • 130 supporters of HB 1085 were in attendance last week.
  • When will a vote be taken for referral to Appropriations?
  • Will you vote to pass the bill out of committee?
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House Health Care & Wellness Committee Members
Representative Room Phone Email
Cody, Eileen (D) 34th Chair JLOB 303 (360) 786-7978
Jinkins, Laurie (D) 27th Vice Chair JLOB 311 (360) 786-7930
Schmick, Joe (R) 9th * JLOB 432 (360) 786-7844
Hope, Mike (R) 44th ** JLOB 466 (360) 786-7892
Angel, Jan (R) 26th JLOB 434 (360) 786-7964
Clibborn, Judy (D) 41st JLOB 415 (360) 786-7926
Green, Tami (D) 28th JLOB 429A (360) 786-7958
Harris, Paul (R) 17th Not present Feb 1st JLOB 403 (360) 786-7976
Manweller, Matt (R) 13th JLOB 470 (360) 786-7808
Moeller, Jim (D) 49th JLOB 430 (360) 786-7872
Morrell, Dawn (D) 25th JLOB 306 (360) 786-7948
Riccelli, Marcus (D) 3rd JLOB 419 (360) 786-7888
Rodne, Jay (R) 5th Not present Feb 1st JLOB 430 (360) 786-7852
Ross, Charles (R) 14th Not present Feb 1st JLOB 122A (360) 786-7856
Short, Shelly (R) 7th Not present Feb 1st JLOB 436 (360) 786-7808
Tharinger, Steve (D) 24th JLOB 368 (360) 786-7904
Van De Wege, Kevin (D) 24th JLOB 434A (360) 786-7816
*Ranking Minority Member **Asst. Ranking Minority Member