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

December 12, 2017

Tax bill fight is a health care fight (and lots more!)
• What to expect from Congress – next two weeks
Cathy Hurwit, Office of US Rep Jan Schakowsky, @janschakowsky,

• Future of community health centers (FQHCs) and CHIP is on the line
John Sawyer, Director of Federal Affairs, National Association of Community Health Centers, @nachc,

CVS/Aetna merger: Why does a drugstore company want to buy an insurance company?!
Wendell Potter, Founder, Tarbell, @wendellpotter

Tarbell’s ‘What Can You Do?”

Organizing for universal health care
• Rapid Response Network dispels myths re single payer/Medicare for All
Stephanie Nakajima, Communications Director, Health Care Now!, @HCNow

• Washington state launches campaign for single payer
Georgia Davenport, Whole Washington, @WAsinglePayer

Faith groups mobilize
• Tax code change threatens nonpartisan role of houses of worship
Maggie Garrett, Co-Chair of Faith Voices,  Legislative Director, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, @americansunited

Poor People’s Campaign calls for 40 days of action in Spring 2018

A New Poor People’s Campaign Wants to Change How Society Defines Morality, The Nation (12/5/17)

Sexual harassment and restricting women’s access to health care – What’s the connection?
Rachel Easter, Counsel, National Women’s Law Center, @nwlc