We want everyone to have high‑quality, comprehensive healthcare.
By 'everyone' we mean every single resident of Washington State. Our healthcare should not be tied to our employment, our spouse, our age, or our ability to pay.
By 'comprehensive' we mean inpatient, outpatient, vision, dental, mental healthcare services, and more.
We want the care our doctor recommends, not what an insurance company decides or is willing to pay.
We want to change the
way we pay.
Instead of paying profit-motivated insurance companies, we want fair and dedicated taxes to fund a trust that covers our healthcare expenses.
We want the elimination of deductibles, co-pays, unaffordable prescriptions, and other unpredictable out-of-pocket costs, and no more medical bankruptcies or crowdfunding campaigns, ever.
We want to pay nothing at the time services are rendered. We want to walk out of the hospital or doctor’s office with no bills looming ahead of us.
We want freedom.
We want to go to the doctor of our choice. No networks, referrals, or prior authorizations.
We want freedom from worry. If we’re sick or injured, we want to focus on healing, not financial ruin. If we’re healthy, we want the preventive care to stay that way.
We don’t want to be locked into jobs or relationships out of fear of losing health insurance. We want the freedom to pursue our dreams.
We believe our health is our wealth.
It's time to invest in our most valuable resource:
"Too often, the people of Washington State are put in the position to choose between paying for healthcare or supporting their families. Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. I was proud to support the Pathway to Universal Healthcare at the legislature this past session and I will continue to champion removing barriers to health as part of our quality of life, providing equity in our system for People of Color and our LGBTQ neighbors, and moving towards a Universal Healthcare system."
Elizabeth Lovelett Washington State Senate 40th Legislative District
"When elected to the Washington State Legislature, my first order of business will be to sponsor Whole Washington Health Trust in the House because healthcare is a human right!"
Marianna Everson Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 19th Legislative District, Position 1
"The COVID-19 crisis has shown clearly that employer-based health care doesn't work when millions face unemployment, we need universal, single-payer health care to ensure everyone in our state has equitable access to the care they need."
Marko Liias Candidate for Washington State Lt. Governor
"I support Whole Washington because I believe health care is a right, not a privilege. Like many, my family has been denied basic health care coverage by our insurance company too many times to count. Let me be clear: this must end. I will fight in the legislature to make health care affordable and accessible to all."
Liz Berry Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 36th Legislative District, Position 2
"I endorse Whole Washington for the very simple reason that everyone should be able to see a doctor when they get sick. There should be no barriers to care, no copays, deductibles, or hidden costs.
We are the only developed country that doesn’t have universal healthcare, we pay the most for our for-profit system, and have the worst results. By implementing the Whole Washington Health Trust, Washington can become the example to the rest of the country and demonstrate what we know to be true: healthcare is a human right!"
Georgia Davenport Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 7th Legislative District, Position 1
"I support Whole Washington because I support a pathway towards universal health care and achieving a health care system where health care is comprehensive, sustainable, and affordable for all Washingtonians and not dependent on employment."
Sarah Reyneveld Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 36th Legislative District, Position 2
"I support Whole Washington because they are right there on the front lines fighting for all of us as we work to obtain true access to healthcare that is universal comprehensive and free at the point of care for all!"
Kathryn Lewandowsky, RN Candidate for Washington State Senate 39th Legislative District
"I support Whole Washington because healthcare is a right and needs to be guaranteed for all Washingtonians."
JJ Wandler Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 7th Legislative District, Position 2
"I support Whole Washington because I believe everyone should have quality healthcare. My mother had early on-set Alzheimer's, and I was her primary caregiver. Initially, she did not qualify for Medicare and I was left struggling to find her quality healthcare. Because of the cost of healthcare, we were unable to afford her medications, which deeply impacted her memory. When she finally had been disabled long enough to get medicare, the damage to her memory was done. My kids lost their Granny, one piece at a time. No one should have to make that kind of decision or live with that kind of guilt. This is why I will fight for every Washingtonian to have to quality healthcare."
Veronica Whitcher Rockett Candidate for WA State House of Representativess 2nd Legislative District, Position 2
"I'm a working mom and an ER physician who understands that nearly everyone wants affordable, accessible healthcare for both their families and their neighbors. Taking care of each other is what we do best. Communities function better when this is so. Universal healthcare is not only the right thing to do, but it costs less to do so. I support Whole WA's work towards a comprehensive, universal healthcare system."
Dr. Tracy Rushing Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 14th Legislative District, Position 1
"Healthcare is a human right. We have an opportunity here in Washington to make sure that the health outcomes for the people in our communities - you, your family, friends and neighbors - aren't determined by employment status or income. That's why I support Whole Washington and their mission to make sure every Washingtonian has access to comprehensive healthcare."
Katie Young Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 31st Legislative District, Position 1
“Our nation’s promise that we are all endowed with ‘unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,’ will never be fulfilled unless we recognize that health care is a right. Washington should lead the way in exploring and demonstrating how every resident of our State can be assured that they and their loved ones will not die or suffer solely due to lack of access to quality health care. As a faculty member at the University of Washington School of Public Health, I strive to help students understand that the social determinants of health start with poverty and race, which determine access to healthcare and the likelihood that someone will suffer needless illness and die early. The Washington Health Trust offers a concept we should be exploring to use progressive taxes on wealth – which I am confident will be largely supported by the wealthiest residents of our state if they are used for health care – coupled with payroll taxes on large employers who do not provide health care benefits today.”
Gerry Pollet Washington State House of Representative 46th Legislative District, Position 1
"I support Whole Washington because healthcare is one of my priorities. We must establish a state healthcare system which is prepared to respond to threats to public health and to ensure that each individual is covered by a universal single payer healthcare system that delivers better outcomes at a lower expense."
Shirley Sutton Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 32nd Legislative District, Position 1
"Our state and country needed universal healthcare long before COVID-19 - but this pandemic has shown in that our need for healthcare for all cannot wait any longer. I strongly support Whole Washington's mission to provide universal healthcare to all Washingtonians as our country and state works toward true single payer universal healthcare for every adult and child in this country. "
Kirsten Harris-Talley Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 37th Legislative District, Position 2
"In 2000 I felt something was wrong with me. At the time I had public healthcare, so instead of putting it off, since I didn't have the money, I was able to get a diagnosis - Cancer stage 1. After surgery and radiation treatments I was able to resume working. Instead of waiting until the cancer had grown and I was incapacitated I was cured quickly and effectively. Universal Health care makes both moral and economic sense."
Jack McEntire Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 15th Legislative District, Position 1
"Healthcare is a human right, as is food, water, shelter, clothing, education. Your right to life is not secondary to someone else's desire for power or profit. We live in the richest country on Earth. We know single payer healthcare saves money and saves lives, which is why I support the Whole WA Health Trust Bill."
Claus Joens Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 39th Legislative District, Position 1
"I support Whole Washington because when I was at Cornell University, my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer at a time my family did not have health insurance. The subsequent medical bills crippled my family financially. I will fight for healthcare for all because I know how it feels to lose the person who loves you the most in this world and suffer a family financial crisis at the same time. Affordable, quality healthcare is a right, not a privilege."
David Hackney Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 11th Legislative District, Position 1
"I campaigned on and fought for universal healthcare since my first election in 2004. Now, the COVID crisis has exposed the inequities in our current healthcare system as well as broad inequities throughout our social systems and brought these issues to a head. These crises have created the opportunity to actually achieve structural systems changes. Now's the time push for it. "
Bob Hasegawa Washington State Senate 11th Legislative District
"I first endorsed Whole Washington on June 4, 2019 because my community knows firsthand how incrementalism kills: Every day, tens of thousands of Washingtonians are forced to choose between lifesaving care and crushing debt, myself included. I've had to delay medical care out fear of financial ruin. After COVID-19, mass unemployment, a recession, and catastrophic wildfires along the West Coast, on top of our devastating housing crisis, Washingtonians cannot afford to wait for a federal miracle: we must pass single-payer now."
Sherae Lascelles Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 43rd Legislative District, Position 2
"Health care must be seen as a fundamental human right! As a leader in the creation of Washington State's Apple Health program and the Medicaid expansion, I support the need for a new dynamic in providing health care for call. This is all the more evident in the time of the COVID pandemic."
Frank Chopp Washington State House of Representatives 43rd Legislative District, Position 2
"I endorse Whole Washington because it protects our communities and ensures nobody has to put off care for fear of cost. It is our moral imperative to ensure the health of our entire community. This is a durable and sustainable path forward towards ensuring that health care is a human right for all Washingtonians."
Devin Kuh Candidate for Washington State House of Representatives 14th Legislative District, Position 2
Tarra Simmons Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 23rd Legislative District, Position 1
"I support Whole WA because I know what it's like to live in constant uncertainty regarding your healthcare. We need a system that supports everyone so that no one else has to feel that way, AND has access to complete quality care."
Carly Coburn Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 16th Legislative District, Position 2
"One thing that should be understood by everyone after the pandemic is the human right for health care. We must have a healthcare system that covers everyone, will not destitute anyone and treats everyone as equal as possible. Whole Washington is as close to this as I have seen and I fully support this plan."
Larry Stanley Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 8th Legislative District, Position 2
"Healthcare is a basic right. If we have learned anything form the pandemic, it is that our healthcare system is woefully inadequate. One should not have to have a job to get healthcare or lose healthcare when losing a job."
Sam Hunt Washington State Senate 22nd Legislative District
Javier Valdez Washington State House of Representatives 46th Legislative District, Position 2
"I support Whole Washington because I believe that every single Washington resident will have quality care, including vision, dental, and mental health services."
Carrie Hesch Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 26th Legislative District, Position 1
"I support Whole Washington because health care is a human right. No one should go bankrupt in Washington or anywhere from a medical emergency. Yet over two thirds of bankruptcy are due to medical issues. In our for-profit healthcare system, we pay the highest prices in the world and it is clear the results at not matching up. This unacceptable. We need to implement a single-payer, universal healthcare for everyone in Washington state and this country."
Chukundi Salisbury Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 37th Legislative District, Position 2
"I support Whole Washington because we need a universal coverage, single payer health care system. We are the only major industrial nation without universal or near-universal health care coverage. The downsides of our employer-based health care system are immense, and this has become even clearer during the era of the pandemic, as individuals lose their jobs and then their health care. It is time for us to join the rest of the modern world, and achieve universal coverage. In my view, a single-payer system is the best way to pursue this."
John Stafford Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 37th Legislative District, Position 1
"Healthcare is a human right, and we must join the rest of the developed world in guaranteeing this right to the citizens of our state."
Timothy Zahn Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 20th Legislative District, Position 1
"I support Whole Washington because we do not have a health care system, we have a WEALTH TRANSFER system. Our current "health care" system will rob you of your home, retirement, bankrupt you and throw you out on the street, and kill you so it doesn't have to pay for your care. I have seen it personally in my own family, and know that it can happen to me and everyone else."
Ryan Johnson Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 39th Legislative District, Position 2
"Health care access is a human right. Let us work together toward a just and equitable society for all. Every industrialized nation, other than the United States, has come to grips with the reality that a health care is a fundamental right. I support universal health care access for all Washingtonians. Period. Those who opine others wise, can take it up with their pharmaceutical and for-profit health care corporate donors."
Eduardo Casteñada Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 13th Legislative District, Position 1
"The health and safety of our communities depends on each and every person having access to superior health care: anything less puts us all in danger. We can only be as healthy as our neighbors. Everyone deserves healthcare. Our nation is rich enough to do this. We need to push this goal forward."
Lance Gurel Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 4th Legislative District, Position 2
"Our country spends more per capita and gets worse results than similar countries with universal coverage. It’s time to make healthcare better, more equitable, more affordable and less stressful. When you get sick you should be focused on getting better, not stressing about healthcare."
Sharon Shewmake Washington State House of Representatives 42nd Legislative District, Position 2
"Every person should have access to healthcare when they need it. This shouldn't be about your employer, or your bank account, or where you live - just universal access to healthcare for everyone. Other countries have figured this out, why can't we?"
Derek Stanford Washington State Senate 1st Legislative District
"I support Whole Washington because health care is a human right and should be easily accessible to create equitable and thriving society. It is my responsibility as a representative of my constituents to ensure that access to health care is provided. I will work alongside you to strengthen our state, regional, and local public health delivery systems, including mental health."
Emily Wicks Washington State House of Representatives 38th Legislative District, Position 1
"All people deserve affordable quality general and mental health care regardless of their economic status, origin of birth, color of skin, religion or sexual orientation. It is our responsibility to defend democracy, freedom from oppression and the pursuit of happiness. I am committed to do that as your legislator with Whole Washington as a key focus and step in the right direction toward public health care. Thank you Whole Washington!!"
Angie Homola Candidate for WA State House of Representatives 10th Legislative District, Position 1