Universal Health Care Work Group to meet virtually this month

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Universal Health Care Work Group to meet virtually in June

Later this month, Washington’s Universal Health Care Work Group will hold its fourth meeting using Zoom, an online meeting platform. This change in venue is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this meeting, work group members will learn about, discuss, and provide feedback on three draft models of universal health care. Visit our website to view the meeting materials, which include two videos.

The meeting is on Wednesday, June 24, from 1-4 p.m.

There will be an opportunity to provide public comment at the end of the meeting. The work group will hear public comments on a first-come, first-served basis. Unlike our in-person meetings, members of the public must sign up for public comment ahead of time by following the steps below.

Two ways to participate in the June 24 meeting

  • If you just want to observe the meeting, watch it live on TVW. Please note that because of Zoom limitations, viewers will not be able to observe breakout sessions.

  • If you want to provide public comment, you must:
    1. Register to attend the meeting on Zoom.
      • Please note there are a limited number of seats available.
      • Choose “I am a member of the public observing the meeting” when registering.
    2. Sign up for public comment by contacting us at HCAUniversalHealthCareWorkGroup@hca.wa.gov or 360-725-1419 by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23. Please provide your:
      • Full name
      • Organization, if applicable
      • Email
      • Status as a Washington State resident (if you’re a resident/not a resident)

We will post all final materials, including a full recording of the meeting, on our Universal Health Care Work Group page after June 24. There will also be an option to provide public comment through an online survey.

About the work group

The purpose of the Universal Health Care Work Group is to provide recommendations to the Washington State Legislature on how to create, implement, maintain, and fund a universal health care system. To learn more about the work group, visit our website.