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

January 14, 2020

Call Facilitator: Rachel DeGolia, Executive Director, UHCAN, degolia@uhcan.org

Working with our allies: How they see the tasks for 2020

• Women’s health and reproductive justice  – Sarah Christopherson, Policy Advocacy Director, National Women’s Health Network and Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need, @TheNWHN,

Our 2020 forecast: The ACA is still here, but threatened! (1/9/20 Raising Women’s Voices Blogpost)

• Immigrant rights – Madison Allen, Senior Policy Analyst, Protecting Immigrant Families,

“Public Charge” regulation remains BLOCKED nationwide (1/8/20)

• Voter rights – Rita Valenti, founder, Project South, and board member, Healthcare Now

Fair Fight 2020

• Climate change – Eric Schreiber, MD, consultant to The Sunrise Movement, public speaker for Climate Reality, @ClimateReality

The Green New Deal in Summary
Citizens Climate Lobby: The Basics of Carbon Fee and Dividend

• Organized labor – James McGee, Executive Director, Transit Employee’s Health and Welfare Fund,
@Jimmy1920

Life Without Deductibles: How One Union Has Curbed Health Care Costs (On Point, 12/23/19 podcast)

Following the money in the Health Care Industrial Complex
Stephanie Aines, Director of Organizing and Training, Right Care Alliance and Lown Institute, @RightCareNow

Lown Institute’s 3rd Annual Shkrelli Awards

High cost drugs
Peter Maybarduk, Director, Access to Medicines Project of Public Citizen, @Public_Citizen

Public Citizen press release: Ad Campaign Reeks of Big Pharma (1/8/20)
Patients for Affordable Drugs: New Analysis Finds Over 500 Drug Price Hikes In First Week of January (1/8/20)

Moving Medicaid expansion forward in red states
Kelly Hall, Director of Policy and Partnerships, The Fairness Project, @ProjectFairness

Voters want their say on health care in Oklahoma, Missouri and other states

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