Senator Bob Hasegawa represents Washington’s 11th District. He has introduced a bill that would create a healthcare trust allowing everyone in the state of Washington to access affordable healthcare, vision care, dental, and mental health care.

Hasegaewa’s bill, SB 5204, has six co-sponsors so far.

Hasegawa said in an interview with the South Seattle Emerald that the multiple crises of the past year — the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic downturn, and the need to address racial disparities —  make universal healthcare an urgent priority.

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Senator Bob Hasegawa Introduces Washington Universal Healthcare Bill