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

February 12, 2019

Congress heating up as a battlefield (The new Congress – There’s an inside part to the inside/outside strategy!)
Caitlin Peruccio, Office of US Rep Rosa DeLauro (CT), @rosadelauro

The national debate on universal health care is a political debate

• What’s behind the onslaught of attacks on Medicare for All?
Wendell Potter, Founder, Tarbell

Tarbell podcast: Meet the propaganda outfit fighting against Medicare for All

• New grassroots campaign for Medicare for All
Melinda St. Louis, Campaign Director, Public Citizen Medicare-for-All, @MelindaPubCit

  Public Citizen report: The Case for Medicare-for-All (2/4/19)
   What We Know So Far About the Medicare for All Act of 2019 (Common Dreams, 2/7/19)

Organizing for culture change to promote reproductive justice
Jessica Lopez Collins, Forward Together, New Mexico, @FwdTogether

Taxes, prescription drugs, government shutdown – What’s it all go to do with health care?
Margarida Jorge, Health Care for America Now

Protecting the courts
Lena Zwarensteyn, Campaign Director, Fair Courts Task Force, The Leadership Conference on
Civil and Human Rights, @civilrightsorg

Building on Medicaid

• New Mexico: Medicaid Buy-in Act introduced
Jessica Lopez Collins, New Mexico Together for Health Care, @NMT4HC

   New Mexico Together for Health Care update

• Utah: The fight to expand Medicaid continues (even after successful ballot initiative)
Stacy Stanford, Health Policy Analyst, Utah Health Policy Project, @UHPP,

   Bill to Replace Medicaid Expansion in Utah Would Cover Fewer People, Create New Financial Risks (CBPP, 2/5/19)

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