Rep. Eileen Cody

The Cost of a College Degree

February 26, 2015

Rep. Eileen Cody

The Cost of a College Degree

You may have heard stories from your grandparents about how they used to walk 15 miles in the snow—uphill both ways—to get to school. (Eileen remembers these long treks herself!) These days, that’s easier than overcoming the barriers to a solid education for the youngest generation of high school graduates. In a 21st century economy having a college degree is more important than ever, but getting one can take a lot longer than four years and result in crippling debt … Continue reading

Funding our kids first

February 19, 2015

Rep. Eileen Cody

Funding our kids first

Why we must fund KIDS first   Last week we told you about a little boy named Theo who will grow up in a world shaped by climate change. This week we turn to Emma, a young girl whose struggle with poverty threatens to get in the way of her education. It is 4:30 in the morning. The sun isn’t even up but Emma’s mom has already turned on the light and pulled off her covers.  Emma wishes she could get a … Continue reading

House Focuses on Health Care Improvements

February 9, 2015

Washington House Democrats

House Focuses on Health Care Improvements

OLYMPIA—Washington’s health care system is continuously evolving and in constant need of review and adjustment to best serve the citizens of the Evergreen State. Today, recognizing that need and working to ensure equal access and appropriate care for all residents, the Washington State House of Representatives passed a series of health care-related bills. These bills address a variety of areas, ranging from the practice of “dry needling” to prescription of hydrocodone. “Equal access to health care is important for all … Continue reading

How Much Will Your Next ER Visit Cost?

February 5, 2015

Rep. Eileen Cody

How Much Will Your Next ER Visit Cost?

Are you confident you’re paying a fair price for your health care? Probably not. Think about the last time you went to the emergency room. What was going through your head? Maybe you were anxious about the fate of an injured loved one; consoling a sick child; or maybe you were focused on the pain you yourself were experiencing. Medical bills may have been the last thing on your mind. You were there because you needed care right away—no matter … Continue reading

Rep. Cody Advances Health Care Cost Transparency Bill

February 3, 2015

Rep. Eileen Cody

Rep. Cody Advances Health Care Cost Transparency Bill

Legislation brings sanity to ambiguous health cost system OLYMPIA—Are you confident you’re paying a fair price for your health care? Probably not. Right now, consumers enter a hospital for medical examinations or procedures with no ability to determine if they are overpaying for their health care. Most are not even given a clear idea what they will pay at all, until after a bill comes from the medical provider. Often those bills come after insurance has denied elements of the … Continue reading

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Rep. Eileen Cody watches the roll call vote on the Reproductive Parity Act.

Rep. Eileen Cody watches the roll call vote on the Reproductive Parity Act.

Rep. Eileen Cody watches the roll call vote on the Reproductive Parity Act.

Rep. Cody watches the roll call vote on the Reproductive Parity Act.