Columbia City to Host Panel Discussion On Washington’s Health Care Disparities

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Insurance coverage alone can’t overcome the histories of neglect, poverty and discrimination that created poor health outcomes for people of color in Washington. Access to health care is the next step.

The Affordable Care Act includes initiatives to fight racial and cultural disparities in health care – especially for those who are low income. Washington must put them to use.

Join us for a discussion of the problems, and recommendations on how we can assure that everyone in our state has access to fair and equitable health care.


Aaron Katz, Principal lecturer, Health Services, University of Washington
Gerald Hankerson, President, Seattle/King County NAACP
Janet Varon, Executive Director, Northwest Health Law Advocates
Rich Stolz, Executive Director, One America
Sofia Aragon – Senior governmental affairs advisor for the Washington State Nurses Association
Cassie Sauer, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Washington Hospital Association
Bill Daley, National Policy Director, Alliance for a Just Society, and author of the health disparities report.
Moderator: Jill Reese, Associate Director, Alliance for a Just Society.

When: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Time: 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: The Commons, 3518 South Edmunds Street, Seattle WA 98118 (Columbia City neighborhood)

Audience participation will be encouraged.

For more information: Bill Daley, Alliance for a Just Society bill@allianceforajustsociety. org

Or call (206) 568-5400