UHCAN – Universal Health Care Action NetworkOver 25 years fighting for health care justice: affordable, comprehensive health care for all!
Metro NY Health Care for All Campaign
Cleveland, OH medical students
Moral Mondays/North Carolina NAACP
In this new period, many new and diverse people and groups are joining the struggle for health care justice. Health justice is part of something bigger – America wrestling with what kind of country we are going to be. Health care justice advocates come to every health care issue from many different perspectives. How to get to universal health care …standing up to insurance companies and Big Pharma … the importance of addressing racial disparities in medicine … the fight for Medicaid expansion and against cuts. There are many different perspectives and priorities within our movement.
The success of health care reform in our country hinges on the connections the health care justice movement makes with other justice struggles. Therefore, UHCAN promotes building relationships with other movements and 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.
#MedOuttheVote, Birddogging for health care, Putting the “All” into Medicare for All, New York Health bill gathering steamread more
NOT A TIME FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL — Immigration, reproductive justice, labor rights, Supreme Court vacancy, Medicare for All, affordable medicinesread more
Poor People’s Campaign, Defending against proposed Title X gag rule; Medicaid – The good and the bad news, Drive to privatize the VA, War as a health care issue …read more
News and Links
In this column for Tarbell, Wendell Potter describes how corporate health care interests sow “fear, uncertainty and doubt,” referred to by insiders as a “FUD campaign,” to scare the public from supporting anything that undermines their profits.read more
Two issues – protections for people with pre-existing conditions and drug prices – have unique bipartisan tractionread more
The first-ever Affordable Medicines Now Conference June 27-29 in Washington, DC was organized by Public Citizen and co-hosted by the O’Neill Center for National and Global Health, together with a number of partners. The purpose was to strengthen and expand the...read more