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

August 15, 2017

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?

Steve Butterfield, Policy Director, Consumers for Affordable Health Care, @MaineCAHC
How Maine people moved Sen. Collins and stopped Trumpcare, BDN Blogs, 8/8/17

Amy Irvin, Executive Director, New Orleans Abortion Fund, @nolaAbortionFnd
Anti-Abortion Democrats Put Women at Risk – Take a Lesson from Louisiana, Cosmopolitan (6/5/17)

Devery Mitchell, MD, Copello Fellow, National Physicians Alliance (Alaska), @NPAlive
Alaskan Doctor Stands with Planned Parenthood, PP Youtube (6/28/2017)

Ben Wikler, Washington Director,
Resistance Recess actions & events:

Kat Stoll, Director, West Virginia Together for Medicaid, @WVKatConsulting,

Eagen Kemp, Healthcare Policy Advocate, Public Citizen, and editor, “This Week in Single-Payer,” @EaganKemp
Single Payer Leadership Meeting (9/30-10/1, Las Vegas)

Immigrant and refugee rights: Where do things stand now?
Jenny Rejeske, Senior Health Policy Analyst, National Immigration Law Center, @NILC_org,

Connections: Criminal justice and health care justice
Nzinga Harrison, MD, Co-founder, Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform, @PfCJReform

Sarah Gentry, Policy Director, Missouri Health Care for All, @MOHealthCareAll