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.
Things heating up in House of Medicine … Drug cost fight is not going away … Medicare for All is already an election issue …The hits keep coming – the current generation of attacks on American health careread more
UHCAN’s monthly call in June opened with a focus on democracy. Our call started with this theme because UHCAN believes that, without winning the democracy battle, Americans will never win health care justice. 2020 Census There are grave concerns that adding a...read more
We need more democracy to get Health Care Justice! … Reproductive rights and women’s health care …. Medicare for All fight this summer … Taking on Pharma: How to tell advances from detours? … Social Security … Keeping Universal Health Care on the tableread more
News and Links
A new coalition was launched this month – Lower Drug Prices Nowread more
Polls repeatedly show that Medicare is one of the most popular domestic programs … Medicare’s popularity, however, comes with almost no understanding of what the program is and how it works.read more
“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