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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Health care fighting on two fronts – defensive and on the offense
Resistance everywhere!

Inside Congress
Cathy Hurwit, Chief of Staff, US Sen. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), @janschakowsky

Federal budget
Jesse Cross-Call, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, @CenterOnBudget

Resistance Recess
Emma Einhorn, Washington Coordinator,, @MoveOn.

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The Lancet series:  ‘America: Equity and Equality in Health
An important series of articles on US health and health care, which highlights how widening gaps of income inequality are driving increases in health inequity. Other contributory factors, including mass incarceration and structural racism, are evaluated, as is the impact of the Affordable Care Act. The Series warns of a 21st century health-poverty trap unless new interventions are implemented. (4/7/17)
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Improved Medicare for All actions
Stephanie Nakajima, HealthCare-Now!, @HCNow

Guaranteed Health Care for All Campaign

Organizing for health justice in the faith community
Merrilee Wineinger, Tennessee Grassroots Organizer, Faith That Heals and General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church, @faiththatheals

State-by-state fights to stop the attacks on women’s health
Sara Ainsworth, Advocacy Director, Legal Voice, @Legal_Voice

States continue to push for Medicaid expansion
• Virginia: Brian Johns, Field Director, Virginia Organizing, @VAOrganizing

• Kansas: David Jordan, Executive Director, Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, @ExpandKanCare

RESISTANCE: Spring is the time to March!

• April 15: Tax March – Frank Clemente, Americans for Tax Fairness, @4TaxFairness

Slides:GOP Health Care Plan = Tax Cuts for the Rich & Insurance and Medical Device Companies
Tax March and Congressional Recess Toolkit

• April 22: March for Science

• April 29: Peoples Climate March

• May 1: National Strike for immigrant and refugee rights, and actions leading up to it
Hortencia Armendariz, Executive Committee Member, SEIU United Healthcare Workers West,
Caravan Against Fear, @CaravanVsFear,