Agendas for recent national UHCAN calls

UHCAN hosts monthly national conference calls for state and national leaders from organizations working for health care justice.  UHCAN invites speakers to make brief presentations and provide links to more information relevant to our work around health care issues and campaigns in the states and nationally.  We aim to provide a big picture of what’s happening across the country, including in other social and economic justice movements.

National Call Agendas

August 2016 UHCAN National Call

Challenges to hospital and insurance company mega-mergers …. Physicians and medical students speak out on racism …. Report on The Peoples Summit .. How nonprofits can be part of GOTV campaigns

July 2016 UHCAN Call Agenda

What’s health care’s stake in the broad, new coalitions around campaign finance reform? Getter HOTTER: The ongoing fight on big insurance company mergers … What do the attacks on the VA health system mean for health justice?

March 2016 UHCAN Call Agenda

The 2016 elections: How are health justice groups and other justice movements engaging?
Immigrant and Refugee Rights …. Faith Community …. Voting Rights Advocates … Unions

February 2016 UHCAN Call Agenda

The biggest health justice fights sometime aren’t directly about health care
• Detroit and Flint, Michigan, water crises
• ‘Time to Care New York’ campaign
• Zika virus – Is America ready for the next big epidemic?

January 2016 UHCAN Call Agenda

What does 2016 look like for the fight for HEALTH EQUITY and RACIAL JUSTICE? – Sinsi Hernandez, Health Equity Project Director, Families USA

What does 2016 look like for WOMEN’S HEALTH and REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS? – Gretchen Borchelt, Acting Director, Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights at National Women’s Law Center . . .

Alerts

Challenging Big Health Insurance Mergers: How-tos & resources

When insurers merge, consumers pay more. Premiums go up significantly, the networks are narrowed, and doctors are forced into assembly-line health care. The number of competitors clearly impacts how much consumers pay. Allowing five industry giants to become three, which is what these two sets of mergers will do, will be a horrible recipe for consumers.”

Health Care Justice activists should support Verizon strikers

Working people at Verizon are on strike. After months of negotiations with Verizon, they are taking a stand to stop the company from sending jobs overseas and to get Verizon to end its continued intimidation of working people at Verizon who are trying to create a better future for themselves and their families.

There are two big reasons why UHCAN urges every part of the Health Care Justice movement to support the Verizon strikers

Quentin Young, MD, 1923 – 2016

Quentin Young, MD, 1923 – 2016

Every part of our health care justice movement as well as other justice movements, too, have stories about how Quentin Young impacted our lives and our work. Here are just a few of them …

Drug prices go crazy and people are reacting!

Drug companies are boosting prices so fast in the past few weeks that everybody is noticing it even the mainstream media. At the same time the pharmaceutical companies and the insurance companies have more quietly been engaged in merger mania consolidating power and...

UHCAN’s Summer Reading List

Thousands of health care activists rallied across the country last week highlighting the enormous achievements of 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid. Now that the Supreme Court decision in King v Burwell is well behind us, attention is turning to the many other health...