National Conference Call for State Health Care Justice Leaders
hosted by the
Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN)
April 17, 2018

The agenda, notes and links to audio of the call are emailed to the UHCAN listserv.  Sign up HERE.

Universal health care is not enough …
Fighting for health equity is a key component of health care justice
• Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio, Director of Health Equity, Families USA, @sinsipuede

• Kwajelyn Jackson, Steering Committee Member, Black Mamas Matter Alliance, @BlkMamasMatter
    National Black Maternal Health Week: 4/11-17/2018

White Coats in the Poor Peoples’ Campaign
Carol Paris, MD, President, Physicians for a National Health Program, @CArolParis7

Poor Peoples’ Campaign: “We demand the expansion of Medicaid in every state and the protection of Medicare until the full implementation of single-payer universal health care for all.”

Challenging Pharma’s influence
• Inside the health care movement – Justin Mendoza, Access to Medicines Organizer, Public
Citizen, @PCMedsAccess
Pre$cription for Power (Kaiser Health News series)
  Affordable Medicines Now conference, June 27-29, Washington DC

• Colorado: Health care advocates take on high drug costs
Caitlin Westerson, Policy Manager, Colorado Health Initiative, @COHealthAccess

• Maryland: Court upholds Pharma’s challenge of landmark drug price-gouging law
Vinny DeMarco, Executive Director, Health Care for All Maryland, @HealthyMaryland
4th Circuit appeals court strikes down Maryland’s drug price-gouging law (Wash Post, 4/13/18)

State battles to PROTECT Medicaid, EXPAND Medicaid & for MORE HEALTH CARE reform
• California: New battles over health care reform
Joan Pirkle Smith, Chair, Health Access, @healthaccess, @Care4AllCA
“Care4All California” Legislative Priorities

• Florida: “Fight Like Health” campaign aims to protect and expand Medicaid
Scott Darius, Executive Director, Florida Voices for Health, @HealthyInFla,

• Tennessee: Rural hospitals pivotal in fight for Medicaid expansion
Susan Veale, Deputy Director, Tennessee Health Care Campaign, @TennHCC