National Conference Call for
State Health Care Justice Leaders
hosted by the
Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN)
February 7, 2017

Resistance Is Busting Out All Over!

Health care is part of every fight and every fight impacts health care
• Supreme Court fight
Rachel Easter, National Women’s Law Center

• Fight for immigrant & refugee rights and access to health care  
Tim Foley, Political Director, Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU
Open Letter for sign-ons
 CIR Immigration Statement

Jenny Rejeske, Health Campaign Deputy Director, National Immigrant Law Center

Doctors and med students respond to Trump assaults on health care
Carol Paris, MD, President, Physicians for a National Health Program
Repealing the Affordable Care Act will kill more than 43,000 people annually
(Washington Post, 1/23/17)
NYC med students stage ‘die-in’ protesting Obamacare repeal (Crain’s, 1/31/17)

Growing National Mobilizations:
• #PriceIsWrong
Steven Knievel, Access to Medicines Advocate, Public Citizen

• Health Care for America Now (HCAN) Field Groups, Margarida Jorge, Coordinator

Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare launch
Ben Day, National Coordinator, Health Care Now!

#SaveMyCare Bus Tour is on the road to 20 states
Emma Shapiro, Coordinator, Save My Care Bus Tour

On the Ground in the States
Protect Our Care Colorado
Adam Fox, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative

• Floridians launch new collaborative
Scott Darius, Executive Director, Florida Consumer Health Alliance

• North Carolina: Have a Heart – Don’t Gut Our Health Care!
Rodney Sadler, State Chair for Health Care, & Leslie Boyd, North Carolina NAACP