Events

Shattered Lives & Health Care Justice

Noon, May 14

Health care is a human right and a basic need. Lack of and limited access to health care creates barriers and is a root cause of social injustice. The current health care system is fundamentally unfair; it objectifies people, exploits health care providers and patients for the profit of the few, and harms most of us in some way. Providing health care to EVERY person living in the US would solidify our commitment to a healthy and just society while leveling the playing field.  

Join Medical Professionals for Universal Healht Care (MP4UHC) for a diverse and lively panel discussion on the intersection of social justice and health care.  We will discuss how all social justice issues are related and how a single payer universal health care system is an important step in guaranteeing social justice for all. 

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Grow the grassroots for IM4A!

6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month.

CO4UHC Monthly Grassroots Call

Join the Colorado grassroots movement to win Improved Medicare for All, Colorado universal health!

On these monthly calls, activists get connected with others working on universal health care in Colorado, give updates on their recent actions, ask questions, volunteer, and team up to make a difference.

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Past Events

Denver: Health Care—Be Bolder Before We Keel Over

8:30 a.m. Vigil 10 a.m. Speakers & Rally

Friday, March 18

 

Colorado State Capitol, northeast sidewalk beside the northeast Capitol lawn
200 East Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80203

Tell Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado legislators: act on the data you have!

About 3,500 Coloradans die EACH Year due to treatable causes. And that was before COVID-19.

Colorado legislators and Gov. Polis in September received the results of study by the Colorado School of Public Health showing that Colorado would save $billions and increase employment by including every Coloradan in one nonprofit single payer for our private health care. It was a bi-partisan bill, the Health Care Cost Savings Act of 2019, that led to this study! The legislators are sitting on the answer to covering every Colorado with quality health care.

Tell them to act on the solution they already have—before anymore of us keel over!

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Online: Shattered—The Moral Crisis in American Health Care

11 a.m. MST Saturday, Feb. 19

Online: Zoom

Moral injury: knowing what needs to be done and being powerless to do it.

Health care providers have been dealing moral injury for years: doctors daily asked to violate their Hippocratic oath in order to appease corporate profiteers; nurses being asked to care for too many patients; physical therapists being shut out of patient care by insurance networks; mental health therapists unable to provide patient care due to the labyrinth of billing systems; patients refused care because they can’t afford it or aren’t profitable enough.

The U.S. broken health care system puts the profit of the few over the health care needs of the many. COVID has amplified an existing problem. 

Come to our meeting and share your experiences, perspectives, and your questions.  Join us for personal healing, resources, strategies and positive change.

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Chalk the Walk!

2 p.m. till dark, Sunday Nov. 14

Colorado Governor’s Residence, 400 E. 8th Ave. Denver, CO 80203

This is a youth-led event. 

Come and chalk the walk in front of the Governor’s Mansion to bring awareness to the best option for Colorado: a single-payer health care payment system.

Chalk to tell Gov. Jared Polis and other elected officials to be bolder on health care.
Make creative art based on modernizing our health care system.

Bring yourself, arrive at 2 p.m, and chalk away! Rain date is Nov. 21.

Smiling people hold signs for Improved medicare for All

Imagine! Health Care that Cares for You, Colorado

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 on Zoom & Facebook 

Featuring State Rep. Emily Sirota, health providers, and Coloradans like you!

Learn how you can help get the word out about an important new study showing that we could cover everyone in Colorado with quality health care and pay providers well while while spending hundreds of $millions to $billions less than we spend now.

The bipartisan Health Care Cost Savings Act Task Force commissioned the Colorado School of Public Health to do the analysis comparing Colorado’s current health care system with universal health via many payers and with a single payer nonprofit universal health care system for Colorado. The nonprofit single payer health care system beat out the others for both coverage and cost: Colorado would save up to $billions over what we now spend while covering every single Colorado man, woman, and child.  We can spend less, cover everyone, increase employment, and have better health care for all in Colorado. Join us to learn more and take action to make universal health care a reality in our state. 

Check out this link to the full report.

Click here to read the 7-page summary.

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Denver: March for Medicare for All!

10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 24

Colorado Capitol west steps

Show up, bring your friends, and spread the word!

Join the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care and wonderful co-host partners.  Show your support for national improved Medicare for All and/or universal health care for Colorado—whichever comes first! Sign up.

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Imagine! Health Care that Cares for You

Featuring Michael Lighty, US Rep. Joe Neguse, and You!

The Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care and 19 wonderful co-host partners hosted this kick-off Imagine event on June 24. Check out this blog of what attendees said universal health would mean to them.

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Push to Pass Health Care Emergency Care Act

Colorado Kick Off—Nov. 30, 2021

Cover everyone with health care during the pandemic

Colorado groups that support single payer universal health care are teaming up to demand the affordable health care that we need.

Join us for the kick off campaign to get everyone the health care they need now. 

The Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act (HCEGA) will cover all out-of-pocket expenses for people with insurance and all health care costs for those with no coverage, for the duration of the pandemic.

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On the Road to Racial Justice: Medicare’s 55th Birthday Event & Fundraiser

July 30, 2021

Let’s win Improved Medicare for All so we don’t have to wait until we’re 65!

Join CO4UHC on Medicare’s birthday to celebrate Medicare’s enactment 55 years ago. Let’s build our capacity to help improve and expand Medicare to great care for us all. Special guest appearances, surprises, and fun for the cause. 

 

A group of diverse Americans in a crowd wear masks. At three of the masks read "Improved Medicare for All."

Alex Lawson speaks on social justice and social security

July 18, 2021

Online: Zoom

Social Security Works Executive Director Alex Lawson coordinates multifaceted education and advocacy operations to protect and improve the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations while maintaining Social Security as a vehicle of social justice. Join to hear from Lawson on racial, social, and health care justice!

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Shattered Lives & Health Care Justice

Noon Saturday, May 14 

Online on Zoom

Past Events

Three young people leaping over snow and ice. Happy, but also looks like the might be slipping.

Health Care: Be Bolder Before we Keel Over

Vigil at 8:30, Speakers & Rally at 10 a.m. Friday March 18

Colorado State Capitol, NE lawn, 200 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80203

Past Events

Smiling people hold signs for Improved medicare for All

Shattered: Moral Crisis in American Health Care

11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19

Online: Zoom

Smiling people hold signs for Improved medicare for All

Chalk the Walk for single payer health care!

2 p.m. to dark, Sunday, Nov. 14. Rain date is Sept. 21

Colorado Governor’s Residence, 400 E 8th Ave. Denver, CO 80203

Past Events

Smiling people hold signs for Improved medicare for All

Grow the grassroots monthly calls

6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month

Zoom

Past Events

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Imagine! Health Care that Cares for You, Colorado

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21

Zoom

A happy ban in a cap stands inside a rainbow, arms raised, in a sunshine yellow sky.

Denver: March for Medicare for All

10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 24

Colorado State Capitol west steps

A happy ban in a cap stands inside a rainbow, arms raised, in a sunshine yellow sky.

Imagine! Health Care that Cares for You

June 24, 2021

Zoom

Smiling people hold signs for Improved medicare for All

Push to Pass Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act

Colorado Kickoff! 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30

Zoom

Definition: Global Gala for universal health care

Friday, Jun 5, 5pm

Zoom