National Conference Call for State Health Care Justice Leaders

hosted by the
Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The agenda, notes and links to audio of the call are emailed to the UHCAN listserv.  Sign up HERE.

Health care is part of every battle

  • Making gun violence a public health issue – Manan Trivedi, MD, President, National Physicians Alliance, @NPAlives
  • Health costs a factor in West Virginia teachers’ strike in more ways than one –  Gary Zuckett, Executive Director, West Viriginia Citizen Action, @WVCAG

West Virginia Teachers Remind Progressive Why They Need Public Schools and Unions

HHS: Civil Rights now means doctors’ right to say no to women’s health – McQuel Davies, National Women’s Law Center, @nwlc

At New Health Office, ‘Civil Rights’ Means Doctors’ Right To Say No To Patients,  Kaiser Health News, 3/5/18

The coverage battles continue

  • A thousand cuts to the ACA – Elliot Fishman, Senior Director of Health Policy, Families USA, @FamliesUSA
  • New Mexico pursues possible Medicaid Buy-In – Colin Baillio, Health Action New Mexico, @HealthActionNM
  • Utah petition campaign for Medicaid expansion – Courtney Bullard, Utah Health Policy Project, @UHPP

April 15 deadline for signatures:  Utah Decides Healthcare

Campaign for Medicare for All: Rep. Keith Ellison to lead fight in the House – Mark Dudzic, Labor Campaign for Single Payer

The double-edged politics of 2018 – in the primaries and the general elections

  • California: Michelle Doty Cabrera, Healthcare Director, SEIU California, @SEIU_California
  • Pennsylvania: Erin Ninehouser, Consumer Engagement Manager, Pennsylvania Health Access Network, @pahealthaccess

Health care justice issues for people with chronic illness – Lauren Deluca, Founder, @CIAAG_Lauren, Chronic Illness Advocacy & Awareness Group, Inc.

The Other Opioid Crisis, Prevention Magazine

Patient advocacy training helps move the needle on high drug costs – Carlo Makarechi, Deputy Campaigns Director, Patients for Affordable Drugs, @P4ADNOW