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

June 11, 2019

We need more democracy to get Health Care Justice

•  What’s happening with the 2020 Census? – Valerie Arkoosh, MD, Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners (PA), @VAArk

2020 Census Research, Operational Plans, and Oversight

•  Voter suppression on the rise: Why should the Health Care Justice Movement pay attention? – Mike Brickner, Ohio State Director, All Voting is Local – The Leadership Conference Education Fund, @VotingIsLocal

New Voting Restrictions in America (Brennan Center for Justice)
Engaging New Voters at Your Nonprofit: Planning and Best Practices (6/19, webinar)

Resisting attacks on reproductive rights and women’s health care

• #StopTheBans – Kelley Robinson, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, @StopTheBans

Our Plan to Save Safe, Legal Abortion

• Trump Administration’s “conscience” refusal of care rule uses religion to divide us – Nathan Bennett, Senior Eisendrath Legislative Assistant, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, @TheRAC

The Medicare for All fight is not taking the summer off! – Kaytlin Gilbert, Organizer, Physicians for a National Health Program, @PNHP

Medicare4All Resolutions Campaign
National Medicare for All Action Map – National Nurses United
Demand Medicare for All at the AMA Annual Meeting (PNHP, June 8, Chicago)
Emergency Ambulance Tour for Medicare for All – Our Revolution

The opponents of health care justice aren’t taking the summer off either!

• Utah’s Broken Bridge to Medicaid Expansion – Stacy Stanford, Health Policy Analyst, Utah Health Policy Project, @UHPP

Protect Utah’s health care: Comment now!

Making sense of what’s going on in a complicated political landscape

• Taking on the Pharma industry: How to tell the advances from the detours? – Justin Mendoza, Partnerships Manager, Families USA, @JustinDMendoza

Reining in High Prescription Drug Prices: What Families Need from Congress (White Paper, Coalition for Fair Drug Prices)
Comment on a proposed Medicare Part D bill in the House Ways and Means Committee (Families USA)

• Social Security: Going broke or strong for the future? – Linda Benesch, Communications Director, Social Security Works, @SSWorks

2019 Trustees Report Shows That Social Security Continues to Work for America (Social Security Works, 4/22/19)

• Fighting back against medical debt lawsuits in Baltimore – Julius Ho, MD, member, Coalition for a Humane Hopkins, and, Medical Resident, John Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins hounding thousands of patients with medical debt lawsuits, seizing wages (National Nurses United/AFL-CIO, press release, 5/14/19)

Colorado: Keeping Universal Health Care on the table – Ivan Miller, Executive Director, Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care, @COUniversalHeal, ijmiller@couniversalhealth.org

Health Care Cost Savings Act signed by Governor

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