National Conference Call for State Health Care Justice Leaders
hosted by the
Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN)

September 12, 2017

Health care is still hot: Standing up against attacks and fighting for what we need
• New wave of threats in Congress: Repeal & Replace.5, tax reform, Medicaid
Shannon Attanasio, Senior Director of Government Affairs, Families USA, @FamiliesUSA,

• Senate Medicare-for-All bill as support for universal health care grows
Ari Rabin-Havt, Office of US Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT), @SenSanders
Eagen Kemp, Healthcare Policy Advocate, Public Citizen, and editor, “This Week in Single-Payer,” @EaganKemp

• The ACA is under attack from within – help needed!
Colin Seeberger, Strategic Campaigns Director, Young Invincibles, @younginvincible,

CBPP Sabotage Watch: Tracking efforts to undermine the ACA

Hurricanes and the struggle for health care justice/ Climate change is a health care issue
Courtney Weaver, Civic Engagement Director, Texas Association of Community Health Centers, @TexasCHCs

Women’s health care – including reproductive justice – must be part of universal health care
Kelsey Ryland, Senior Policy and Legislative Affairs Manager, All *Above All, @AllAboveAll

Abortion Is Central to Universal Health Care. Will Democrats Protect It? (Rewire, Christine Grimaldi, 8/31/17)

Fighting to protect the Dreamers on multiple fronts
Diana Pliego, Policy Associate, National Immigration Law Center, @NILC_org

Disabilities community in forefront of Medicaid defense
Jennifer McPhail, National/Austin Organizer, ADAPT of Texas, @NationalADAP

Battle against drug company price-gouging heating up in the states
Theodore Lee, Senior Fellow, Yale Global Health Justice Partnership, Yale Law School (Class of 2018), @GlobalHealth

Curbing Unfair Drug Prices: A Primer for States Report released 8/8/17 by Yale Global Health Justice Partnership, the National Physicians Alliance, and the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut