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Marilyn Watkins | March 16, 2017

Washington’s Legislature is more than halfway through its 2017 session and a lot of good bills have gone to the chopping block. The issues that have made it this far in the process are still alive because individuals and organizations spoke up, identified real life problems, and urged legislators to make the

Democracy is a participatory process

Equal Pay Health Care Paid Family and Medical Leave State Economy Women in the Workforce Work & Family

| Marilyn Watkins | March 16, 2017 | South Seattle Emerald

ACA repeal: millions lose insurance, billionaires get a tax cut

Health Care Tax Reform Tax and Budget

John Burbank | January 18, 2017

One item has gone nearly unmentioned in the media about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act: it would be a massive tax cut for wealthy Americans. “One of the main ways the ACA makes health insurance affordable is by providing families earning less than 400 percent of the poverty line (i.e., less than $85,00

Repeal of Affordable Care Act will affect more than you might think

Health Care

John Burbank | January 11, 2017

This week in our nation’s capital the most prominent advertising was the demand from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to repeal “Obamacare taxes.” Leave it to the voice of big business to defund health care for tens of millions of people in our country. This is the same gang that has exported jobs by the millions

Repeal of Obamacare will affect more than you might think

Health Care

| John Burbank | January 11, 2017 | Everett Herald

Don’t repeal what’s working; fix Affordable Care Act

Column Health Care

John Burbank | December 15, 2016

I am a lucky person. My jaw is broken, but that is not why I am lucky. I have good health and dental insurance. So when my jaw was fractured last month, I didn’t have to worry about how I could afford to fix it. Sure, I will pay some significant cost-sharing, but it will not make me poor. And this final fact

Health Coverage in King County

Health Care

Issue Brief | John Burbank | August 25, 2016

King County residents, especially those with U.S. citizenship, have benefitted greatly from the expansion of health coverage via the Affordable Care Act. Between April 2014 and March 2016, the number of residents covered through Apple Health (Medicaid) and the Qualified Health Plans offered through the Washin

It takes a web of public support to keep ourselves healthy

Health Care

| John Burbank | March 9, 2016 | Everett Herald

It takes a web of public support to keep ourselves healthy

Column Health Care

John Burbank | March 9, 2016

Mention “the web” and many people will think you’re talking about the Internet. But when you’re having a serious medical problem, you see an entirely different network in action. Two weeks ago, as my body tried — at first, in vain — to fight off a serious infection, my family and friends were the first set of

Building on the ACA’s Success

Health Care

Issue Brief | Economic Opportunity Institute | November 17, 2015

Among many other benefits, the Affordable Care Act has been very successful in increasing coverage across the spectrum of Washington citizens – but there is still plenty of room for improvement. The Success of the Affordable Care Act Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of uninsured people in W

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