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 (2010)
Cleveland, OH medical students (2015)
Moral Mondays/North Carolina NAACP (2014)
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.
Health care is part of every battle … gun violence … West Virginia teachers’ strike .. the double-edged politics of 2018 in the primaries and general election … Medicare for Allread more
Maximizing advocacy in hot election year • Mobilizing to stop budget cuts • Where is fight going over high drug costs? • Oregon victory …read more
… People and groups in all the different parts of our movement are not going to approach 2018 politics from the same place.read more
News and Links
“The “able-bodied” are now everywhere among government programs for the poor, Republican officials point out.read more
Congress must act now and approve a temporary increase for two years to the federal Medicaid matching rate for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to 100 percent, similar to what was done after Hurricane Katrina.read more
New resources for advocates to push back on CMS’ new policy guidance for states that threatens Medicaid coverage for many adultsread more