On Nov. 30, about 400 supporters of Seattle community health centers — including International Community Health Services (ICHS) supporters — gathered at Swedish Medical Center for a candlelight vigil to call upon lawmakers to save safety net programs and help people in need.
State lawmakers are dealing with a $2 billion budget shortfall, and Gov. Chris Gregoire has proposed cutting Basic Health and Disability Lifeline, among program reductions.
Community health care center supporters explained that their services — often to the uninsured and low income — save money through prevention. (end)