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

October 15, 2019

Call Facilitator: Rachel DeGolia, Executive Director, UHCAN

Ruling on Texas lawsuit against the ACA expected SOON
Adam Hoyer, Organizing Director, Protect Our Care, @ProtectOurCare

Climate change and the fight for health care justice

• Mona Sarfaty, MD, Executive Director, @DrMonaS, The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health

Become a Medical Advocate for Climate and Health

• Suzanne Keller, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action, @VA_Clinicians

PSA-style video: How Climate Change is Harming the Health of Virginians

• Bailey Borchardt, reproductive justice activist

Fighting for the Future of Our Planet Is Reproductive Justice (Rewire.News, 10/9/19)

We can’t get health care justice without confronting racism
Rev. Rodney Sadler, North Carolina NAACP

The 1619 Project:
o “Why doesn’t the United States have universal health care? The answer has everything to do with race.” New York Times Sunday magazine, Jeneen Interlandi
o Observance of 400 Years of Inequality National Calendar of Events
o ASPPH Webinar: 400 Years of Inequality – A Public Health Perspective to Eliminate Racial Disparities Webinar

Medicare: How can we confront Trump’s terrible plan to “save” Medicare?
David Lipschutz, Associate Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy, @CMAorg

The President’s Medicare Executive Order Expands Bias Toward Private Medicare Advantage Over   Traditional Medicare (10/3/19)

Latest Trump attack on immigrants: Deny entry to all who cannot pay for health care
Madison Allen, Senior Policy Analyst, The Center for Law and Social Policy, @CLASP_DC, and, Co-Chair, Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign

Summary: President’s Proclamation Requiring Immigrants to Have Health Insurance

Public Charge: Getting the Help You Need

The fight to stop surprise medical bills heats up
Shawn Gremminger, Senior Director of Federal Relations, Families USA, @FamiliesUSA

No Surprises: People Against Unfair Medical Bills

Investors’ Deep-Pocket Push To Defend Surprise Medical Bills, Kaiser Health News (9/11/19)

Missouri steps up campaign to expand Medicaid
KJ McDonald, Southwest Missouri Organizer, Missouri Health Care for All, @MOHealthCareAll

We’re Taking Medicaid Expansion to the Voters!

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