Agendas for recent national UHCAN calls

UHCAN hosts monthly national conference calls for state and national leaders from organizations working for health care justice.  UHCAN invites speakers to make brief presentations and provide links to more information relevant to our work around health care issues and campaigns in the states and nationally.  We aim to provide a big picture of what’s happening across the country, including in other social and economic justice movements.

National Calls

UHCAN’s October 2019 Call

Climate change and the fight for health care justice … We can’t get health care justice without confronting racism … How to confront latest Trump attack on Medicare?

UHCAN’s September 2019 Call

Be a Hero project … Pressure builds on Congress to do something about high cost drugs … National Single Payer Strategy Conference … Health care attacks in appropriations, the budget and administrative processes … Abortion clinics closing

UHCAN’s August 2019 Call

Gun violence is a political and public health issue .. Taking on powerful mega-hospital corporations … The fight over high drug prices in Congress … Making the case for business for Medicare for All

UHCAN’s July 2019 Call

Things heating up in House of Medicine … Drug cost fight is not going away … Medicare for All is already an election issue …The hits keep coming – the current generation of attacks on American health care

Blog: A few themes from June 2019 UHCAN call

UHCAN’s monthly call in June opened with a focus on democracy. Our call started with this theme because UHCAN believes that, without winning the democracy battle, Americans will never win health care justice. 2020 Census There are grave concerns that adding a...

UHCAN’s June National Call

We need more democracy to get Health Care Justice! … Reproductive rights and women’s health care …. Medicare for All fight this summer … Taking on Pharma: How to tell advances from detours? … Social Security … Keeping Universal Health Care on the table

UHCAN’s May National Call

The future of reproductive rights …. Medicare for All local campaigns …. DOJ rule on public charge and depotation … Medicaid-buy-in and public option bills in states … Counterattacks on Medicaid expansion

UHCAN’s March National Call

What’s at stake in federal budget fight? … High cost drugs fight heats up … Medical communities stand with immigrants … Why long term care has to be part of Medicare for All


Dates coming up & more

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

What’s Behind the Curtain?

… in this alert, we commend a few articles to you that describe some of what’s going on underneath the headlines, “behind the curtain,” that can help us get a more complete picture of what’s driving the attacks on so many programs and human rights.

Get involved and jump in!

Health care justice forces across the spectrum are organizing multiple initiatives and building broader coalitions to fight back against these attacks, join forces with other justice struggles, and try to push forward an affirmative agenda.

Challenging Big Health Insurance Mergers: How-tos & resources

When insurers merge, consumers pay more. Premiums go up significantly, the networks are narrowed, and doctors are forced into assembly-line health care. The number of competitors clearly impacts how much consumers pay. Allowing five industry giants to become three, which is what these two sets of mergers will do, will be a horrible recipe for consumers.”

Health Care Justice activists should support Verizon strikers

Working people at Verizon are on strike. After months of negotiations with Verizon, they are taking a stand to stop the company from sending jobs overseas and to get Verizon to end its continued intimidation of working people at Verizon who are trying to create a better future for themselves and their families.

There are two big reasons why UHCAN urges every part of the Health Care Justice movement to support the Verizon strikers

Quentin Young, MD, 1923 – 2016

Quentin Young, MD, 1923 – 2016

Every part of our health care justice movement as well as other justice movements, too, have stories about how Quentin Young impacted our lives and our work. Here are just a few of them …