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

October 16, 2018

Health Care Is ALWAYS Political

• What is the path from outrage to action?
Marien Casillas Pabellon, Field Director, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, @NAPAWF

• How can you tell your candidate REALLY supports protections for people with pre-existing conditions?
   Families USA’s Three-Part Test (includes shareable graphics)

• Planned Parenthood moves forward in the face of hostile Supreme Court
Kelley Robinson, National Organizing Director, Planned Parenthood, @PPact

   Care for All: A Plan to Protect and Expand Access to Abortion in the US

• Public charge rule: Trump Administration is redefining the political context for the social safety net
Sonya Schwartz, Senior Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center, @NILC_org

  Proposed Changes to Public Charge: Quick Analysis
  Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign

• A conversation: “The political climate affects the health of my patients.”
Natalie Hinchcliffe, DO, family physician and abortion provider (Cleveland Ohio)

Fighting for Health Care for All: Updates from the front lines

PNHP National Conference: Tearing down barriers to care (11/9-10, San Diego)
Matthew Petty, Executive Director, Physicians for a National Health Program, @PNHP

Donald Trump’s Attack on “Medicare for All” (Don McCanne, PNHP Quote-of-the-day, 10/10/18)

New Mexico Together for Health Care takes campaign for Medicaid buy-in to cities across the state
Colin Baillio, Director of Policy and Communication, Health Action New Mexico, @HealthActionNM

Medicare-for-All and Public Plan Buy-In Proposals: Overview and Key Issues (Kaiser Family Foundation, 10/9/18)

• West Virginia: Health Care for All! A Community Conversation
Chantal Centofanti-Fields, Executive Director, West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, @WVAHC

The fight to stop health care repeal isn’t over yet
Miranda Wilgus, ACA Consumer Advocacy, @2019ACAEnrollment,

ACA Consumer Advocacy – Resources for open enrollment, 11/1-12/15/2018

High drug prices remains a hot political issue and a big part of the “new NAFTA” (USMCA)
Peter Maybarduk, Director, Access to Medicines Program of Public Citizen, @PCMedsAccess

HR 6505, “Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act of 2018” (101 sponsors)
“Potentially Lethal: New NAFTA IP chapter requires 10-year biologics monopolies”

CVS acquisition of Aetna is APPROVED – What does this mean?
Wendell Potter, Founder, Tarbell, @tarbellorg

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