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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Gun violence is a political issue AND a public health issue
• Evan Saulino, MD, Board Chair, Doctors for America, @Drsforamerica

• Lydia Kuykendal, Engagement Director, Giffords, @GiffordsCourage

Taking on the Health Care Industrial Complex

LGBTQ health care 50 years after Stonewall: Lessons of the AIDS Fight for the Pharma Rx fight
Gregg Gonsalves, HIV/AIDS activist and co-founder, Global Health Justice Partnership,
Yale University, @greggonsalves

Lessons from California: Taking on powerful mega-hospital corporations
Mary June Diaz, Senior Policy and Legislative Advocate, Health Access CA, @healthaccess

     How the hospital lobby derailed legislation to protect you from surprise medical bills (LA Times, 8/2/19)

What does the fight over high drug prices look like in Congress?
Elizabeth Jurinka, Office of US Senator Ron Wyden, Senate Finance Committee, @RonWyden

Announcement: People Over Pharma Profits National Day of Action Guide- Aug. 20

Getting to universal health care

Making the case for Business for Medicare for All
Wendell Potter, President, Business for Medicare for All, @BusinessM4A

Don’t assume that talking about Health Care for All automatically includes women’s health care
Tara Sweeney, National Institute for Reproductive Health, @nirhealth

      ‘Voters Deserve Better’: Two Nights of Debates, Zero Questions About Abortion (Rewire)

Why the Mississippi immigration raids matter to the health care justice movement
Natalie Patrick-Knox, Senior Organizer for Immigrant and Worker Rights, Jobs with Justice, @JwJnational

     ICE Raids Mississippi Plant After $3.75 Million Sexual Harassment Settlement (PayDay Report, 8/7/19)

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