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Calls to action

Cities of Longmont, Denver, Fort Collins+ urge passing Improved Medicare for All

In October, the City and County of Denver did it. In February, Boulder County followed suit. Longmont joined the action. And now Larimer County. All of them urge Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado and US legislators to pass improved Medicare for All as the state or national health care system now. Learn more.

Activists rally for improved Medicare for All in 2017 in Los Angeles
Health & justice now

Universal health care would help cure COVID-19, racial injustice

Lincoln, my friend of 20 years, called in early April to let me know that he had taken his mother to the doctor on two separate occasions and her symptoms were minimized, dismissed and she was sent home.  The third and final time the staff decided to test her.  That’s when they discovered his mother had COVID-19.  She died later that day.

Activists rally for improved Medicare for All in 2017 in Los Angeles
Personal stories

Moral injury among health providers mounts as corporations restrict their ability to care for us

Moral injury, or the psychological distress experienced by committing or failing to prevent acts which oppose one’s moral beliefs, is posing an increasing threat to physicians in the U.S. as more patients are unable to afford care due to lack of health insurance.

Our Story

The Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care (CO4UHC) champions a single payer universal health care system (such as improved Medicare for All)—the simplest, most cost effective way to care for everyone.  

Sometimes states must shine as beacons of innovation. Colorado could lead the way. We are the only group working on a universal health care plan for Colorado. We also work for national improved Medicare for All. Everyone deserves health care. We at CO4UHC will continue our work until every single human has the health care they need when they need it.

CO4UHC was founded in 1996 as the Patient Advocacy Coalition to help people overturn denials from health insurance companies and access affordable health care. Our work taught us that the U.S. for-profit health insurance industry system is broken; small tweaks will only make it more complicated and expensive; and the proven way to finance great health care for all affordably is with universal health care. In 2011, our Board of Directors voted to change our name to the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care.

Our Mission

Simple Guaranteed Quality Health Care For All For Life


One complete plan you can count on, not hundreds to fall through.


If you live here, you’re covered.


Providers spend more time on care, less on data entry and fighting for reimbursements.


Health care needs covered with full choice of provider.


People’s needs, not profits, gets the incentives right.

For All


For Life

From cradle to grave.

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