UHCAN – Universal Health Care Action NetworkOver 20 years fighting for health care justice: affordable, comprehensive health care for all!
Metro NY Health Care for All Campaign (2010)
Cleveland, OH medical students (2015)
Moral Mondays/North Carolina NAACP (2014)
The fight for health care justice is far from over. Many organizations are working hard to implement the Affordable Care Act, counteract efforts to delay or obstruct it, expand Medicaid in their states, defend against threats to undermine Medicaid and Medicare, eliminate disparities in health care, get coverage for all immigrants and move forward wherever possible toward affordable, quality health care for all.
We believe that the success of health care reform in our country hinges on the connections the health care justice movement makes with other justice struggles, so UHCAN also promotes building relationships with other struggles for social and economic justice.
National Calls & Alerts
UHCAN hosts national conference calls for health care justice leaders that cover a broad range of issues and campaigns, both state and national, important to the health care justice movement.
Up until very recently, there wasn’t much hope that these mergers might be stopped, but that is changing.read more
When insurers merge, consumers pay more. Premiums go up significantly, the networks are narrowed, and doctors are forced into assembly-line health care. The number of competitors clearly impacts how much consumers pay. Allowing five industry giants to become three, which is what these two sets of mergers will do, will be a horrible recipe for consumers.”read more
ColoradoCare update; Challenging the Big Health Insurance Mergers in states; Street Medics prepare for political conventionsread more
News and Links
Will Cigna and Anthem merge? How Health Insurance Companies Pump Money Into Politics (David Sirota, 6/1/16, International Business Times)
This article is a lengthy, but powerful, expose of how massive financial political donations from the big insurance companies corrupt state government regulation with Connecticut as the case study.read more
The new #IamMedicaid campaign is a grassroots effort to remind Alabama lawmakers and the public of the real people with real lives affected by the state’s ongoing Medicaid funding debate.read more
Missouri became the first state to object to the proposed merger of health insurance giants, Humana and Aetna. On May 25, the Missouri Department of Insurance announced that the proposed merger – as currently structured – is “anticompetitive.”read more