MichUHCAN

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MichUHCAN (Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network) is a state-wide network that promotes comprehensive health care for all and improved health outcomes by addressing the social determinants of health through education, strategy development and advocacy.[1]

DSA connection

In 1998, according to Democratic Left, Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America "are also active in the Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network (MichUHCAN), a single-payer coalition. Through the coalition the local helped block the acquisition of Michigan Capitol Medical Center by Columbia HCA".[2]

Mission

MichUHCAN seeks to be a voice for justice in health care and public policies that promote equitable health outcomes and avocate for increased health care access at the local, state and national level. They also work with diverse groups that adhere to the principles defining a health care system that is universal, available regardless of ability to pay, comprehensive, cost efficient; and that eliminates disparity in access and outcomes, provides parity for mental health care, provides continuity of care, insures quality through evidence-based care, protects consumer choice and is easy to use.[1]

2013 11th Annual Douglass-Debs Dinner

Over 180 people attended the thirteenth annual Frederick Douglass-Eugene V. Debs Dinner at UAW Local 600 in Dearborn on November 10th. Honorees were Steve Babson/People Before Banks Coalition and Marjorie Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network.

Marjorie Mitchell has been a leader in the fight for universal health care for over twenty years, first as President and then as Executive Director of the Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network (MichUHCAN). She has traveled the state to educate and advocate for the Affordable Care Act. She has had the vision to recognize the social determinants of health (e.g., poverty, racism, and pollution) and to link the fight for universal health care with other social justice struggles.[3]

Personnel

As at Feb. 1, 2011, the following worked for the organization:[1]

Board of Directors

Endorsers & Supporters

As at Feb. 1, 2011, the following organizations and individuals had endorsed and were working in support of MichUHCAN's Health Care Security Campaign Coalition:[4]

Businesses

Organizations

Unions

Faith Based

Civil Rights/Community

Health Care/Medical

Elected Officials

Individuals

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MichUHCAN: About Us (accessed on Feb. 1, 2011)
  2. Issue #1 1998 • Democratic Left • page 8
  3. GDDSA newsletter, January 2013 Volume 14, Issue 1, John Nichols Delights the Audience at Thirteenth Annual Douglass-Debs Dinner, By David Green]
  4. MichUHCAN: MI Health Care Security Campaign Coalition (accessed on Feb. 1, 2011)