Our Story

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 fully support national improved Medicare for All. Everyone deserves health care. The Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care (CF4UHC) works for health care for everyone in any way possible to win this whatever way comes first. 

CF4UHC 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.