ADVOCACY ISSUE - Economic Justice
Economic Justice is when every person in Washington, rich and poor alike, are able to lead a productive, meaningful, and dignified life.
Every person in Washington, rich and poor alike, should be able to lead a productive, meaningful, and dignified life. Individuals and families facing poverty should be protected by a social safety net that provides for basic human needs like food, housing, and health care.
Columbia Legal Services works with older persons and people facing poverty to improve access to essential hospital and health care, to reduce the burden of medical debt and payday lenders, and to improve services for people with disabilities living in group home settings.
Amireh v. Northwest Hospital A class action settlement ensuring that all low-income patients are screened to determine eligibility for Charity Care. Economic Justice – IMPACT LITIGATION OVERVIEWAmireh v. UW Medicine/Northwest, involves provisions of Washington law that require hospitals to first screen patients for eligibility for financial assistance before seeking payment from them for medical services. […]