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Thursday, February 16 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Defending Health Care Gains from the States

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Federal action in 2017 will determine thefate of health coverage and care. State advocates have a critical role in waging campaigns and combatting bad policies. Discuss strategies and tactics to use in your fights to defend health care.

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Claire McAndrew

Director of Campaign Strategy, Families USA
Claire McAndrew is the Director of Campaign Strategy at Families USA. Ms. McAndrew oversees advocacy work focused on the organization’s mission to ensure high quality, affordable health coverage and care for all. Her portfolio includes federal and state advocacy to protect the gains... Read More →

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Antoinette Kraus

Pennsylvania Health Access Network
Antoinette Kraus currently serves as founding Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN). Since joining PHAN in 2008 Kraus has helped grow the Pennsylvania Health Access Network into the state’s largest consumer driven organization. She works toward quality... Read More →
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Monisha Smith

Senior Political Action Specialist, American Nurses Association
Monisha serves as the Associate Director, Advocacy and Engagement at the American Nurses Association (ANA). Shemanages the political and advocacy programs for ANA.Prior to ANA she worked for the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) as the Manager of Government Affairs where... Read More →
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Anthony Wright

Health Access
Anthony Wright has served as Executive Director for Health Access, the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition, since 2002. Health Access has led state and national efforts to win consumer protections, fight budget cuts and invest in our safety-net, encourage prevention... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm EST
Columbia Foyer Ballroom level