National Conference Call for State Health Care Justice Leaders

Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN)

January 15, 2019

Inside Congress:

  • The new political landscape in the House: Calli Shapiro, Senior Policy Advisor/ Legislative Counsel, Office of Rep Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), @janschakowsky
  • What’s happening in the Senate: Abigail Duggan, Office of US Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), @SherrodBrown

The widening impact of the prolonged government shut-down  – Jacqueline C. Simon, Director, Public Policy Department, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, @AFGENational

     How the Government Shutdown Affects Health Programs, (Kaiser Health News, 1/11/19)

What is the landscape like for reproductive rights and women’s health? – Sarah Christopherson, Policy Advocacy Director, National Women’s Health Network and Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need, @TheNWHN

     Where Abortion Fights Will Play Out in 2019 (Kaiser Health News, 1/9/19)

National Medicare for All Week of Action, February 9-13 – Jasmine Ruddy, Medicare4All Organizer, National Nurses United, @NationalNurses,

High cost drug fight in the new political reality – What’s coming up? – Justin Mendoza, Partnerships Manager, Families USA and Facilitator, Drug Price Organizing Table, @JustinDMendoza

     Prescription Drug Policy: The Year In Review, And The Year Ahead, (Health Affairs, 1/3/19)

States, and some cities, explore ways to expand health care in the current political reality 

  • Sheldon Weisgrau, Senior Policy Advisor, Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, @EXPANDKANCARE,
  • Adela Flores-Brennan, Executive Director, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, @COHealthAccess

          Colorado Democrats introduce public option health care as they take control of General Assembly (Denver Post, 1/4/19)

New developments in the “health care industrial complex”: What do these mean for the struggle health care justice? – Wendell Potter, Founder, @wendellpotter, Tarbell

Fighting for our democracy – Pedro Morillas, Campaign Director, Declaration for American Democracy Coalition, Public Citizen, @Public_Citizen

     H.R.1, “The For the People Act”