Poor People’s Campaign, Defending against proposed Title X gag rule; Medicaid – The good and the bad news, Drive to privatize the VA, War as a health care issue …
Six Months ahead of the Midterm Elections, Democratic and Republican Voters’ Views about President Trump Outweigh their Views on Issues, Including Health Care
The database, called “Pre$cription for Power,” shows that donations to patient advocacy groups tallied for 2015 — the most recent full year in which documents required by the Internal Revenue Service were available — dwarfed the total amount the companies spent on federal lobbying.
May 14, Poor People’s Campaign launch … June 22-24, Single Payer Strategy Conference … June 27-29, Affordable Medicines Now Conference … Racial Justice Report Card for medical schools published by WC4BL
Sound radical? For most of human history, that’s exactly how it worked.
Fighting for health equity …. White coats in the Poor Peoples’ Campaign … Challenging Pharma’s influence … State battles – California, Florida, Tennessee
Health care is part of every battle … gun violence … West Virginia teachers’ strike .. the double-edged politics of 2018 in the primaries and general election … Medicare for All
Maximizing advocacy in hot election year • Mobilizing to stop budget cuts • Where is fight going over high drug costs? • Oregon victory …
“The “able-bodied” are now everywhere among government programs for the poor, Republican officials point out.
Congress must act now and approve a temporary increase for two years to the federal Medicaid matching rate for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to 100 percent, similar to what was done after Hurricane Katrina.