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

July 16, 2019

Things are heating up in the House of Medicine

• Physician opposition growing to extreme anti-abortion laws
Vanessa Wellbery, Senior State Legislation Manager, @ACOGAction, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

• U.S. clinicians provide health care to immigrants at the border
Parveen Parmar, MD, Associate Professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine and Chief, Division of Global Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California

• “The AMA is taking a more aggressive approach on abortion legislation(Kaiser Health News, 7/1/19)

Drug cost fight is not going away

• Insulin: The poster child for what’s wrong with the cost of medicines
Theo Chayegan, Organizing Manager for Campaigns, Affordable Insulin NOW, @HealthCareVoter, #Insulin4All

Affordable Insulin NOW Fact Sheet
If Grandma Is on the Table, No One Will Blink at the Price” – A Former Drug Company Manager Talks About Price-Setting (from Faith in Healthcare)

• New national campaign to take on Big Pharma
Margarida Jorge, Executive Director, Health Care for America Now

Medicare for All is already an election issue

• Canvassing your neighborhood and Town Halls
Luke Thibault, Steering Committee Member, @dsam4a, DSA’s Medicare for All Campaign

DSA’s Organizing Guide for Medicare for All

• Local resolutions
Brittany Shanahan, Medicare for All Resolutions Campaign Organizer, @Public_Citizen,
Public Citizen

Tools and map: Medicare for All Resolutions Campaign

• How we talk about health care is a huge battlefield

Parroting the Right: How media and polling company adoption of insurance industry spin warps democracy (Report from the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative)

• Medicare for All is a civil rights issue (7/10/19 letter from organizations representing people of color)

The hits keep coming: The current generation of attacks on health care in America

• Defending the anti-discrimination protections of the ACA
Bridget Schaaff, Reproductive Justice Federal Policy Fellow, @TheTaskForce, The National LGBTQ Task Force

Queering Reproductive Justice Mini Toolkit
Task Force’s (ACA Section) 1557 comment microsite

• Repeal without replace: The Texas v U.S. lawsuit
Eva Marie Stahl, Associate Director of Policy, @HealthPolicyHub, Community Catalyst

Advocacy Guide and Texas Toolkit
State-by-State Fact Sheet on Trump Lawsuit to Overturn ACA (Protect Our Care)

• A battle to save a critical safety net hospital in Philadelphia
Zane Kaleem, Drexel Medical School and Put People First! PA, @PPF_PA

Private Equity’s Latest Scheme: Closing Urban Hospitals and Selling Off the Real Estate (The American Prospect, 7/11/19)
Philly’s fight for Hahnemann represents the need for quality health care for all (Op/ed, Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/11/19, by Bernie Sanders and Helen Gym)

Tennessee: Twists and turns in fight to stop the Medicaid block grant
Jacy Warrell, Executive Director, @TennHCC, Tennessee Health Care Campaign

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