National Conference Call for State Health Care Justice Leaders
hosted by the
Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Fighting for Health Care on Two Fronts:  
Defense and Offense

“I have never seen members of Congress vote to so deeply hurt
so many of their own constituents.”
Bob Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 5/4/17
(full statement here)

DEFENSE
• Inside the Senate
Abigail Duggan, Office of US Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), @SenSherrodBrown

• Holding Members of Congress accountable
Margarida Jorge, Field Director, Health Care for America Now

• Women’s health
Lois Uttley, Director, Raising Women’s Voices-NY,  @RWV4HealthCare

• Young adults
Colin Seeberger, Strategic Campaigns Advisor, Young Invincibles, @YoungInvincible

The AHCA Millennial Continuous Coverage Penalty and Young Adult Coverage
What’s Happened to Millennials Since the ACA? Unprecedented Coverage & Improved Access to Benefits

OFFENSE
Targeting pharmaceutical price gouging in Congress: Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act
Justin Mendoza, Access to Medicines Organizer, Public Citizen, @Public_Citizen
Beth Wikler, Office of US Senator Al Franken (MN), @SenFranken

• Maryland: Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative
Vinny DeMarco, Health Care for All Maryland, @HealthyMaryland

• California: Healthy California Act moving forward
Leslie Simon, Co-Chair, Labor United for Universal Healthcare, @SB562

• Reflections on passage of the AHCA: Have the rules of politics changed?
Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access, @healthaccess

Stop the attacks on our health care/Fight for health care for all
Carol Paris, President, Physicians for a National Health Program, @PNHP

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