National Conference Call for
State Health Care Justice Leaders
hosted by the
Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN)
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Introductory Remarks
Rachel DeGolia, Executive Director, UHCAN

Big PhRMA Money in Politics
Wendell Potter, former Cigna Executive turned whistleblower, journalist and author

CONNECTIONS

• REVIVAL: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values 15-State Tour
Roz Pelles, Executive Director, Repairers of the Breach

Connecting Health Care and Civil Rights – SNaHP Summit, 3/5/16
Andrew Olsen, Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP) and Boston University Medical School

• Making affordable health care part of the fight for economic justice
Richard Kirsch, Senior Advisor, USAction

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Right Care Alliance advocates avoidance of both medical overuse and underuse
Shannon Brownlee, Senior Vice President, Lown Institute

KENTUCKY: Tens of thousands losing coverage as a result of Governor’s actions
Emily Beauregard, Executive Director, Kentucky Voices for Health,

MINNESOTA: Governor calling for study of single payer and other health care news
Sarah Greenfield, Health Care Program Manager, TakeAction Minnesota,

NEW YORK:  Budget session is focus for advocacy on multiple health issues
Mark Hannay, Executive Director, Metro New York Health Care for All

WASHINGTON: Pushing forward with state-run exchange and changes to Medicaid
Teresa Mosqueda, Chair, Healthy Washington, and Political and Strategic Campaign Director, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO