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
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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.
National health care conversations heating up … as states try to push aheadread more
Impact of the elections … Women’s health care in the bull’s eye … Can high drug costs be reined in? … Voting rights – What’s it have to do with health care? … The Political Determinants of Healthread more
Kavanaugh hearings – What is the path from outrage to action? … Public Charge Rule would redefine social safety net … Fighting for Health Care for All – Updates from the frontlines … High drug price issue is HOT, but also a stake in the “new NAFTA”read more
News and Links
from Health Affairs, January 3, 2019 by Rachel Sachs "This past year was once again filled with health policy news. Unlike 2017's congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 2018's news focused more on executive actions around health care as well as...read more
Ballot measures in Idaho, Utah, Nebraska and Montana will give voters a chance to decide given the failure of their elected leaders to do so.read more
What does “Medicare for All” mean? This brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation summarizes key issues and legislative proposals as this policy debate has received renewed attention on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail this year.read more