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

November 14, 2017

What did Election Day tell us about health care politics?
• Maine: Medicaid expansion approved by voters
Ann Woloson, Policy Analyst, Maine Equal Justice Partners

• New Jersey:
Maura Collinsgru, Health Care Program Director, New Jersey Citizen Action

• Virginia: Voters say health care was their top issue in key election victories
Brian Johns, Executive Director, Virginia Organizing, @VAOrganizing

Federal budget and tax cuts fights
Margarida Jorge, Co-Executive Director, Health Care for America Now (HCAN)

Death by a thousand cuts: Attacking health care piece by piece

• Women’s health on the chopping block
Janel George, Director for Federal Reproductive Rights and Health, National Women’s Law Center, @nwlc

• Rolling back progress via changes in ACA regulations and administration
Jane Sheehan, Senior Manager of Government Affairs, Families USA, @FamiliesUSA

The Resistance: States push back to defend health care

• Jesse Cross-Call, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, @CenterOnBudget

Resources for ACA’s Open Enrollment here: Get America Covered

• Universal health care advocates launch “Future of Health Care” collaboration
Eagan Kemp, Healthcare Policy Advocate, Public Citizen, @PublicCitizen

• States take on high drug prices
Lynn Quincy, Director, Healthcare Value Hub, @HealthValueHub