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
The federal government only pays 17% of Puerto Rico’s Medicaid costs to begin with, compared to 70% for the states, so further cuts will devastate the Island even moreread more
The fall from grace last week of Dr. José Baselga, the former chief scientific officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, illuminated a longstanding problem of modern medicine: Potentially corrupting payments by drug and medical device makers to influential people at research hospitals are far more common than either side publicly acknowledges.read more
The history of the fight for single-payer health care for the elderly and poor should inform today’s movement to win for Medicare for All.read more