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

February 11, 2020

Call Facilitator: Rachel DeGolia, UHCAN

Can the Coronavirus scare people into accepting a greater government role in health care? – Amina Egwiekhor, MD, Preventive Medicine resident, University Hospitals (Cleveland, OH)

Ready or Not 2020: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism (The annual assessment of states’ level of readiness to respond to public health emergencies from Trust for America’s Health)

Health care costs too much

Everybody [including Trump] is talking about high cost drugs. What’s really going on?  – Justin Mendoza, Senior Partnerships Manager, @JustinDMendoza, Families USA

Health Care Affordability Scorecard for States – Lynn Quincy, Director, Healthcare Value Hub, @HealthValueHub

How is Texas utilizing the Scorecard? – Stacey Pogue, Senior Policy Analyst for Health and Wellness, Center for Public Policy Priorities, @CPPP_TX

Will voters revolt over health care prices? Texans have plenty of reason to push for change (The Dallas Morning News, 2/9/20)

Women’s health and reproductive justice

Medicaid is an important battleground – Priscilla Huang, Senior Attorney, @NHeLP_org, National Health Law Project

Webinar: An Advocate’s Guide to Advancing Reproductive and Sexual Health in Medicaid

So is the 2020 election – Kelley Robinson, Vice-President for Advocacy and Organizing, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, @StopTheBans

All Means All: Getting to universal health care through addressing racial disparities – Sanjeev Sriram, MD, Senior Advisor, Social Security Works, @DrSriram

50 State Factsheets: All Means All

Ohio: New collaboration is organizing action for health equity
Steve Wagner, Executive Director, @UHCANOhio, Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio

Ohio Network for Health Equity

Wisconsin: How does health care fit in the 2020 elections? A report from a battleground state – Robert Kraig, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, @RKraig1912

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