Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that from 2008-2013 ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We also fought to protect Medicare and Medicaid, and advocated for fair taxes to support public services.
HCAN has come back together to help lead the fight against the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the big health insurance companies again.
The Republican plan would take away health care from more than 30 million Americans, increase premiums and deductibles for everyone with insurance, and put consumers at the mercy of the big health insurance companies again. Together we can stop the GOP plan in its tracks.
We’re organizing grassroots pressure across the country against the GOP’s attempt to take away America’s health care, and for quality, affordable health care that every family can count on.
We believe that the Affordable Care Act must be improved and strengthened, not repealed. We are opposed to any measures that would weaken Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and hurt the tens of millions of Americans who depend on these vital programs for their financial and health security.
We believe that all of us benefit from healthy communities, where we all have access to affordable, quality health care from a provider of our choice, at the time we need it, at a cost we can afford.
HCAN is a national coalition led by a Steering Committee of the following organizations (in formation):
Alliance for Retired Americans
American Federation of Teachers
Center for Community Change Action
Center for Popular Democracy
Communications Workers of America
Doctors for America
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)
Main Street Alliance
National Advocates for Pregnant Women
National Education Association
National Physicians Alliance
National Women’s Law Center
Organizing for Action
PICO National Network
Social Security Works
The Hub Project
United Food and Commercial Workers