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.
The future of reproductive rights …. Medicare for All local campaigns …. DOJ rule on public charge and depotation … Medicaid-buy-in and public option bills in states … Counterattacks on Medicaid expansionread more
What’s at stake in federal budget fight? … High cost drugs fight heats up … Medical communities stand with immigrants … Why long term care has to be part of Medicare for Allread more
What’s behind attacks on Medicare for All?; culture change to promote reproductive justice; protecting the courts; New Mexico Medicaid Buy-In introducedread more
News and Links
“Medicare-for-all’s popularity — even as a concept — shows something significant. There is a consensus that the current system needs to fundamentally transform … There’s a commitment to do that. Then we have to argue out the details.”read more
With H.R. 676 no longer and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wa.) to soon unveil a revised single-payer bill, here’s our informed perspective on why the new version is shaping up to be a much stronger and more detailed piece of legislationread more
States have always been at the forefront of health care innovation … notable this year is the bold tone many new governors are taking …read more