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.
Verizon strike, Caring Across Generations, new physicians’ proposal, Texas Planned Parenthood, and moreread more
Working people at Verizon are on strike. After months of negotiations with Verizon, they are taking a stand to stop the company from sending jobs overseas and to get Verizon to end its continued intimidation of working people at Verizon who are trying to create a better future for themselves and their families.
There are two big reasons why UHCAN urges every part of the Health Care Justice movement to support the Verizon strikersread more
Reports on Big PhRMA money in politics, health care struggles and progress in Kentucky, Minnesota, New York and Washingtonread more
News and Links
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
Minneapolis has joined the growing movement for paid sick leave, and St. Paul and Duluth may not be far behind.read more
There are many problems inherent in applying the marketplace frame to patients and to assuming that people can shop for health care services like any market commodity.read more