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

November 17, 2020

Is it safe? No. Is it over? No.

  • Protecting the results of the election and our democracy – Norine Gutekanst, Planning Committee member, Labor Action to Defend Democracy
  • Georgia Senate race – Bentley Hudgins, GA Care Campaign Lead, New Georgia Project

First arenas of battle

The Pandemic

  • What do we need in the next relief package and how do we get it? – Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs, @CoalitionHN

Coalition on Human Needs:  COVID-19 Watch:  Tracking Hardship – November 13, 2020

  • What can we expect from Biden’s Pandemic Task Force? – MarkAlain Déry, DO, Access Health Louisiana

Undoing the damage: The administrative state

  • Immigrant rights and immigration – Jenny Rejeske, Director of Policy and Advocacy, National Immigration Law Center

We Won’t Wait: To Protect Immigrants, Joe Biden Must Act Immediately (United We Dream)

  • Women’s health care – Lexi White, Senior Manager for Government Affairs, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda

First Priorities: Executive and Agency Actions (The Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice –
Reviving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Biden-Harris Era (Guttmacher Institute, 11/10/20)
All*AboveAll FY22 Clean Budget Sign-on Letter – end Hyde Amendment and other abortion funding restrictions

  • ACA and the FDA – Reshma Ramachandran, MD, The National Clinician Scholars Program of Yale University

Does Remdesivir Actually Work Against Covid-19? The evidence shows only that the drug might be effective. That once wasn’t enough for F.D.A. approval. (New York Times, 11/17/20, by Ravi Gupta and Reshma Ramachandran)

Drug wars: COVID vaccine and COVID therapeutics  – Peter Maybarduk, Director, Access to Medicines & Knowledge Economy Group at Public Citizen

Moderna Vaccine Belongs to the People (Public Citizen, 11/16/20)
Pfizer Vaccine Relies on U.S. Government-developed Spike Protein Technology (Public Citizen, 11/10/20)

Gearing up for 2021: Report from PNHP’s annual meeting – Matthew Petty, Executive Director, Physicians for a National Health Program

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