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.
Challenges to hospital and insurance company mega-mergers …. Physicians and medical students speak out on racism …. Report on The Peoples Summit .. How nonprofits can be part of GOTV campaignsread more
Lots of groups all over the country with assistance from lawyers and key public officials worked together very effectively to win this battle and we deserve to celebrate … What do we do after the celebration?read more
What’s health care’s stake in the broad, new coalitions around campaign finance reform? Getter HOTTER: The ongoing fight on big insurance company mergers … What do the attacks on the VA health system mean for health justice?read more
News and Links
Keep Kentucky Covered! is the battle cry from Kentucky Voices for Health and a broad coalition of groups in the state which are pushing back hard on Gov. Bevin’s plans to use a 1115 waiver request to dramatically restructure – and limit – Kentucky’s very successful Medicaid expansion program.read more
Jacob Hacker, the originator of the public option proposal originally included in the ACA, describes what it is and why the concept is gaining traction again as the big health insurers are becoming increasingly resistant to participation in the ACA exchanges.read more
“In my view, the provision of health care cannot continue to be dependent upon the whims and market projections of large private insurance companies whose only goal is to make as much profit as possible.”read more