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

December 10, 2019

Call Facilitator: Rachel DeGolia, Executive Director, UHCAN, @UHCANnatl

What should the Health Care Justice Movement be debating now?
Hint: It’s NOT which Medicare for All plan is better

• Stephanie Kang, Health Policy Fellow, @RepJayapal, Office of U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA)
12/10/19 hearing on proposals for universal health coverage from the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Medicare for All Will Take a Movement, Not a Politician, by Ady Barkan and Bonnie Costillo, (Newsweek, 11/26/19)
Reeling progressives meet behind closed doors after ‘Medicare for All’ barrage (Politico, 11/20/19)

• Kerri Harris, Movement Director, Medicare for All NOW, @MFA_NOW – State lawmakers acknowledge lobbyists helped craft their op-eds attacking Medicare-for-all (Washington Post, 12/2/19)

Reproductive rights is a big 2020 election issue

AMSA launches Reproductive Health Project
Sara Maria Jensen, Reproductive Health Fellow, @AMSANational, American Medical Student Association

What’s behind the new wave of immoral anti-scientific abortion bills?
Kellie Copeland, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, @NARALOhio – Ohio Bill Says Doctors Who Perform Abortions Could Face Jail, Unless They Perform a Non-Existent Treatment (Time, 12/1/19)

Latest flashpoints in the fight for affordable medicines
Justin Mendoza, Senior Partnerships Manager, @FamiliesUSA, Families USA

Announcement: 2019 Open Enrollment on
Laura Packard, Get America Covered, @GetUSCovered

Senate budget bill could force deep cuts to health care programs
Ellen Nissenbaum, Senior Vice-President for Policy Analysis, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, @CenterOnBudget – Automatic Reconciliation an Undesirable Part of Enzi-Whitehouse Budget Process Bill (CBPP report)

What’s going on in the states

• Tennessee: State officials push forward on dangerous block grant for Medicaid
Keila Franks, Director of Medicaid Policy Advocacy, Tennessee Justice Center,
@TNJusticeCenter – Tennessee Becomes New Front In Fight To Overhaul Medicaid (The Hill, 12/1/19)

• California: Winning immediate health care victories AND pushing ahead for universal health care
Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access, @healthaccess – Healthy California for All Commission

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