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

November 13, 2018

Midterm Elections underscored that HEALTH CARE IS POLITICAL

Congress: Impact of the election and lame duck dangers
Calli Shapiro, Chief of Staff, Office of US Rep Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), @janschakowsky

Women’s health care is still in the bull’s eye
Rachel Easter, Counsel, National Women’s Law Center, @nwlc

     Women’s rights advocates vow to fight new birth-control rules, Washington Post (11/9/18)
     Wins for Medicaid Are Wins for Women (NWLC blog)
     Abortion Was On the Ballot This Midterm Election – The Mixed Results Are In (NWLC blog)

Can the fight to rein in high drug costs succeed in this political environment?
Peter Maybarduk, Director, Access to Medicines Program, Public Citizen, @PCMedsAccess

     House Democrats must decide whether to work with GOP on drug prices, Washington Post      (11/7/18)

Voting rights: What’s it have to do with health care?
Alyssa Green, Outreach and Education Manager, Georgians for a Healthy Future, @HealthyFutureGA

     When Medicaid Expands, More People Vote , New York Times (11/8/18)

The SOCIAL Determinants of Health? What About the POLITICAL Determinants of Health?
Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Health & Media and Health Policy fellowship programs for Georgetown University School of Medicine, @ranitmd, ranitmishori@gmail.com

Report from 11/9-10 PNHP National Conference on building single payer/Medicare for All
Matthew Petty, Executive Director, Physicians for a National Health Program, @PNHP

Medicaid has more support than ever, but remains an intense battlefront
Steve Wagner, Executive Director, UHCAN Ohio, @UHCANOhio, swagner@uhcanohio.org

The fight in the courts continues: Texas v. Azar lawsuit
Robert Stone, MD, Director, Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan, @H4CHP, grostone@gmail.com

     Activists Call for Hill to Withdraw from ACA Lawsuit, wfyi Indianapolis (7/27/18)

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