National Conference Call for State Health Care Justice Leaders
hosted by the Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN)
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Introductory remarks
Rachel DeGolia, Executive Director, UHCAN

The biggest health justice fights sometime aren’t directly about health care

• Detroit and Flint, Michigan, water crises
Sister Maryellen Howard, Sisters of Mercy Representative on Detroit People’s Water Board
Ryan Sullivan, Policy Analyst, Michigan League for Public Policy

• ‘Time to Care New York’ campaign  
Eric Williams, Campaign Director, New York Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign

• Zika virus – Is America ready for the next big epidemic?
Walter Tsou, past president of American Public Health Association, former Health Commissioner of Philadelphia, PNHP, Healthcare NOW

Update on activities of single payer groups across the country
Chuck Pennacchio, Health Care for All-Pennsylvania and co-producer of Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Large hospital systems – challenging them on more than just the care they deliver

•  Taking on the University of Chicago Hospital system to get trauma center on Chicago’s South Side
Veronica Morris-Moore, Organizer, Fearless Leading by the Youth – Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP)

•  Maryland’s New All-Payer Model imposes serious regulations on hospitals and other providers
James McGee, Executive Director, Transit Employees’ Health & Wellness Fund
Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform explains global budgeting

Alabama’s Sec. 1115 waiver helping state move toward Medicaid expansion
Jim Carnes, Policy Director, Alabama ARISE

Next Health Care Value Hub webinar: High Drug Spending – What’s the Prescription?
Lynn Quincy, Consumers Union

Being nonpartisan does not mean ignoring elections!
Advocacy tip: Candidate Questionnaires and Voter Guides
Shyaam Subramanian, Southern California Counsel, Alliance for Justice