Medicaid, Medicare, the ACA, CHIP, family planning and rights to reproductive health … all are under attack by the new political leadership coming to Washington, DC as well as the current U.S. Congress.
Health care justice forces across the spectrum are organizing multiple initiatives and building broader coalitions to fight back against these attacks, join forces with other justice struggles, and try to push forward an affirmative agenda. Many of these fights are taking place in individual states as well. Unity and Connections … find a good way for your group to get involved and jump in!
Much more is in the works, but here is some of what is coming up:
- Dec. 13 at 1-2 pm (E): Block Grants and Per Capita Caps: How They Would Undermine Coverage for 73 Million People,” national conference call on the looming threats to Medicaid. Hosted by Community Catalyst, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, and Families USA. The speaker is Cindy Mann, former deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, now with Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips. RSVP here
- Dec. 8 – 15 Week of Action – No Repeal Without a Replacement
Community Catalyst and Families USA are providing resources to local groups across the country to help with earned media, meetings with Members of Congress, and all kinds of actions and event – see suggestions here http://www.communitycatalyst.org/resources/publications/document/Week_of_Action_Ideas_FINAL.pdf. Follow @HealthPolicyHub for updates.
- 12/16/16, 2-3 pm, Consumers Union’s Health Care Value Hub webinar: “After the Election: What Will the Trump Administration Mean for Health Care?” More information and to RSVP.
- 12/16 – Early Bird Registration ends for the Jan. 15-18 Single-Payer Strategy Conference (New York City) “From water protectors in Standing Rock to striking chemical workers in upstate New York, the right to healthcare and a healthy environment is a central organizing principle of a movement that can turn the tables on the incoming administration and regain the offensive.” More information and register here.