On Wednesday, March 15, Families USA experts held a webinar to discuss what the CBO score means for the GOP health care repeal bill, the American Health Care Act, with a focus on the specific harms this bill would cause to people across America.
The webinar also featured critical actions advocates should take to push back on efforts to rip health coverage and care away from millions
Other webinars in the series
Wednesday, February 8—We held a webinar that examined the future of Medicaid. [Read More...]
Wednesday, January 25—We hosted a post-inauguration health care defense webinar. [Read More...]
We reviewed new developments, including President Trump’s executive order on health care, the “Patient Freedom Act” introduced by Senators Cassidy and Collins, and other actions on Capitol Hill and their implications for health care consumers and advocates.
Featured Families USA speakers detailed the effect of these actions from Congress and the new administration and discussed what advocates should do to defend health care in response.
- Ron Pollack, Executive Director
- Shannon Attanasio, Senior Director of Government Affairs
- Caitlin Morris, Director of Affordability
- Claire McAndrew, Director of Campaign Strategy
Wednesday, January 11—We hosted a health care defense webinar on the next steps in the fight to Protect Our Care. [Read More...]
We provided an update on the current status of efforts in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act and steps advocates can take to Protect Our Care.
We were joined on the call by the National Council for Behavioral Health for a discussion on the impact repeal would have on efforts to combat substance use and the opioid epidemic in communities across the country. In addition, we shared a new report from the Commonwealth Fund on how repeal would reverse job growth for states across the country.
- Patrick Willard, Families USA
- Rebecca Farley, National Council for Behavioral Health Care
- Andrea Callow, Families USA
- Claire McAndrew, Families USA
Families USA, Community Catalyst, and Doctors for America shared resources and discussed upcoming Week of Action events for December 12-15. We discussed about what advocates and health care providers can do during this important week to fight to keep America covered. We also provided the latest updates on what we are hearing from Capitol Hill on health care.
Planned Parenthood shared insight about what’s at stake after the election for women’s health. They discussed prospects for Title X funding, access to contraception, and other crucial women’s health care needs.
Speakers from Families USA provided updates on the latest health care repeal efforts and defense strategies on Capitol Hill and how advocates around the country can engage in efforts to #KeepAmericaCovered.
- Dana Singiser, Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations
- Patrick Willard, Senior Director of Campaigns, Outreach, and Engagement, Families USA
- Dee Mahan, Medicaid Program Director- Families USA
- Claire McAndrew, Director of Campaign Strategy- Families USA
- ALSO SEE - Defending Health Care in 2017: What’s at Stake? (PDF)
Judy Solomon, Vice President for Health Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Ron Pollack, Executive Director, Families USA
Patrick Willard, Director of Campaigns, Outreach and Engagement (CORE), Families USA
Liz Hagan, Senior Policy Analyst, Families USA
Wednesday, November 9—For our first post-election webinar, we discussed what the results mean for the health care landscape, including immediate threats to the Affordable Care Act. [Read More...]
The team at Families USA hosted a post-election webinar to unpack what Tuesday’s results mean for the national health care landscape, including immediate threats to the Affordable Care Act.
Our government affairs, policy, and campaign strategy experts shared immediate reactions to the election results and the implications for health advocacy. Listen to the recording below: