Since the 2016 election, we have been hosting weekly webinars to help advocates defend health care progress. We discuss topics ranging from the impacts of repeal on specific populations to strategies to influence legislators, both federally and in the states. Check back weekly to register for the next webinar in the series or to listen to previous calls.

On Wednesday, August 9, we held a webinar to discuss what’s next in defending health care.

As a community we achieved a tremendous victory, defeating the most significant attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Congress to date.

However, we continue to face threats from the Administration and Congress that jeopardize the future of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. At the same time, opportunities for bipartisan legislative improvements to health care are emerging, and August recess is a key time to keep raising our voices about the need to #ProtectOurCare.

Watch below to hear about how advocates and activists can be prepared to respond to the threats and opportunities ahead and engage in this evolving health care climate.

Featured Speakers:

  • Patrick Willard, Senior Director of Campaigns, Outreach, and Engagement, Families USA
  • Caitlin Morris, Director of Affordability Initiatives
  • Claire McAndrew, Director of Campaign Strategy, Families USA
  • Jane Sheehan, Senior Government Affairs Manager

Other webinars in the series

Wednesday, June 7—we held a webinar on strategies that can be used to get Senators to protect the ACA and Medicaid and build the drumbeat against the GOP Health Care plan. [Read More...]

Wednesday, May 24—we hosted a webinar with VoteVets.org on how proposals to cut and cap the Medicaid program would impact Veterans. [Read More...]

Wednesday, May 10—we hosted a webinar about the next steps in the effort to defend the progress achieved through the Affordable Care Act. [Read More...]

Wednesday, April 26—We hosted a webinar on the legislative and administrative threats we face to health care and how advocates and activists can respond. [Read More...]

Wednesday, April 12—House Republicans are trying to revive their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid. On Wednesday, April 12, we held a webinar on how to best use the recess to push back on these harmful efforts. [Read More...]

Wednesday, March 29—Ron Pollack previewed what is next for health care advocacy before passing the torch during his last week as Families USA’s Executive Director. [Read More...]

Wednesday, March 15—Experts discussed what the CBO score means for the GOP health care repeal bill. [Read More...]

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...]

Wednesday, January 11—We hosted a health care defense webinar on the next steps in the fight to Protect Our Care. [Read More...]

Wednesday, December 7—We held a health care defense webinar to gear up for the Week of Action to protect health care. [Read More...]

Wednesday, November 30—We hosted a special health care defense webinar featuring guest speakers from Planned Parenthood Federation of America. [Read More...]

Wednesday, November 17—On our second post-election webinar, we discussed a united strategy to protect health care once the next Administration and Congress take office. [Read More...]

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...]