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


Drug prices go crazy and people are reacting!

Drug companies are boosting prices so fast in the past few weeks that everybody is noticing it even the mainstream media. At the same time the pharmaceutical companies and the insurance companies have more quietly been engaged in merger mania consolidating power and...

UHCAN’s Summer Reading List

Thousands of health care activists rallied across the country last week highlighting the enormous achievements of 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid. Now that the Supreme Court decision in King v Burwell is well behind us, attention is turning to the many other health...