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

November 12, 2019

Call Facilitator: Rachel DeGolia, Executive Director, UHCAN

How did Medicaid figure in the mid-term elections?
Rachelle Brill, Senior Policy Analyst – Together for Medicaid, @HealthPolicyHub, Community
Catalyst — What the Kentucky and Virginia Election Results Could Mean for Medicaid

Voting Rights and Election Protection: Key to the future of health care justice
Wendy Weiser, Director, Democracy Program at Brennan Center for Justice, @wendyrweiser

Private equity has created even more bad actors in health care
Eileen Appelbaum, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research, @EileenAppelbaum — Private Equity Buyouts, Surprise Medical Bills, and Rising Health Costs: It’s about Market Power and Money. (The American Prospect, 9/9/19)

Hot drug price fight heating up even more

• Medicine for All: Making the case for a public option in the production of medicine
Dana Brown, Director, Next System Project at Democracy Collaborative, @TheNextSystem — Medicine for All: The Case for a Public Option in the Pharmaceutical Industry

• Counteracting PhRMA’s escalating efforts to stop state and federal efforts to lower drug prices
Margarida Jorge, Lower Drug Prices Now coalition — Day of Action for Affordable Insulin

Moving forward in the fight for Medicare for All

• Report: 2019 Single Payer Strategy Conference
Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator, Labor Campaign for Single Payer, @LaborforSPayer

• New legislation in Congress for a State-Based approach
Chuck Pennacchio, Coordinator, One Payer States, @cpennachio

Missouri: Abortion opponents’ latest tactic to eliminate access to abortions
M’Evie Mead, Director of Policy and Organizing, Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri, @PPMO_Advocates — Why was an anti-abortion Missouri bureaucrat tracking my patients’ periods? This misuse of patient data shows how far politicians will go to cut off access to healthcare (Washington Post, 11/8/19); This is not a drill – Sign-on letter to Missouri Gov. Mike Parson

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