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 Call Agendas
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...
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
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
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
What’s behind attacks on Medicare for All?; culture change to promote reproductive justice; protecting the courts; New Mexico Medicaid Buy-In introduced
Landscape for reproductive rights, Medicare for All, new developments in health care industrial complex, fighting for our democracy ….
National health care conversations heating up … as states try to push ahead
Impact of the elections … Women’s health care in the bull’s eye … Can high drug costs be reined in? … Voting rights – What’s it have to do with health care? … The Political Determinants of Health
Kavanaugh hearings – What is the path from outrage to action? … Public Charge Rule would redefine social safety net … Fighting for Health Care for All – Updates from the frontlines … High drug price issue is HOT, but also a stake in the “new NAFTA”
The midterm elections are a big deal for health care activists … Women’s health care IS health care …. Drug cost fights getting even hotter
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
… People and groups in all the different parts of our movement are not going to approach 2018 politics from the same place.
… 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.
What is clear is that the attacks have already started, as has the resistance to the attacks, on health care access and affordability, on women’s access to reproductive health care, on immigrants’ access, and on Medicaid and Medicare.
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.
Lots of groups all over the country with assistance from lawyers and key public officials worked together very effectively to win this battle and we deserve to celebrate … What do we do after the celebration?
Up until very recently, there wasn’t much hope that these mergers might be stopped, but that is changing.
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.”
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
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 …