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.
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
May 14, Poor People’s Campaign launch … June 22-24, Single Payer Strategy Conference … June 27-29, Affordable Medicines Now Conference … Racial Justice Report Card for medical schools published by WC4BLread more
Fighting for health equity …. White coats in the Poor Peoples’ Campaign … Challenging Pharma’s influence … State battles – California, Florida, Tennesseeread more
News and Links
Six Months ahead of the Midterm Elections, Democratic and Republican Voters’ Views about President Trump Outweigh their Views on Issues, Including Health Careread more
The database, called “Pre$cription for Power,” shows that donations to patient advocacy groups tallied for 2015 — the most recent full year in which documents required by the Internal Revenue Service were available — dwarfed the total amount the companies spent on federal lobbying.read more
Sound radical? For most of human history, that’s exactly how it worked.read more