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
TrumpCare was defeated (for now). This month’s call is a conversation with national and state leaders addressing these questions: What happened? Who was in motion? Where do you see things now?
The battle for health care justice is a political battle – inside the Senate, voting rights, Summer of Resistance, Black women and reproductive justice
Health care is HOT in the Senate … Medicare and Medicaid are both in play …. The intersection of health care justice with race and voting rights
Fighting for Health Care on Two Fronts: Defense and Offense – In the Senate, Women’s Health, Young Adults, Drug company price-gouging, California single payer
Resistance Recess, 4/15 Tax March, May 1st National Strike, Organizing for health justice in the faith community, Medicaid expansion fights in Kansas and Virginia
New Attacks on Health Care and Immigration AND New Resistance
Resistance Is Busting Out All Over!
First Wave of Resistance Building Coast to Coast
The man different faces of resistance … What’s at stake for women? …. Physicians mobilize … Protect Our Care Coalition
Speakers featured on UHCAN’s national calls for state health care justice leaders
… in this alert, we commend a few articles to you that describe some of what’s going on underneath the headlines, “behind the curtain,” that can help us get a more complete picture of what’s driving the attacks on so many programs and human rights.
What is clear is that the attacks have already started, as has the resistance to the attacks, on health care access and affordability, on women’s access to reproductive health care, on immigrants’ access, and on Medicaid and Medicare.
Health care justice forces across the spectrum are organizing multiple initiatives and building broader coalitions to fight back against these attacks, join forces with other justice struggles, and try to push forward an affirmative agenda.
Lots of groups all over the country with assistance from lawyers and key public officials worked together very effectively to win this battle and we deserve to celebrate … What do we do after the celebration?
Up until very recently, there wasn’t much hope that these mergers might be stopped, but that is changing.
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.”
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
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 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...
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...