Who We Are

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We believe that the Affordable Care Act must be improved and strengthened, not repealed.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

Caring Across Generations

Center for Community Change Action

Center for Popular Democracy

Communications Workers of America

Community Catalyst

Doctors for America


International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)

Main Street Alliance



National Advocates for Pregnant Women

National Physicians Alliance

National Women’s Law Center

Organizing for Action

People’s Action

PICO National Network


Social Security Works

The Hub Project

United Food and Commercial Workers

Working America