At least 20 Colorado organizations will join the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care in statewide rallies at noon on Dec. 12 to celebrate International Health Coverage Day-along with 1000+ organizations in 120 countries worldwide.
Rallies across Colorado will be held at 12pm on 12-12 as part the international day of action to spur the movement to provide health care for everyone. Universal Health Coverage Day marks the anniversary of the United Nations’ historic and unanimous endorsement of universal health care in 2012.
Speakers at the Denver rally will include: State Sen. Irene Aguilar, MD, Rep. Joe Salazar, nurse Kevin Brauer, and several candidates for office, among others.
Rallies will be in Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and Durango at 12 noon on Dec. 12: Denver Rally– at the Greek Amphitheater at Civic Center Park (Colfax and Broadway); Colorado Springs Rally – outside City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.; Fort Collins Rally – Oak Street Plaza; Durango Rally – Buckley Park on Main Street.
Every developed country in the world has some form of a universal health care or single payer system, but it’s Americans who pay more for health care than anywhere else. A universal health care system has the potential to significantly reduce the cost of health care in our state and nation while guaranteeing health care for all, for life.
The Foundation is seizing this historic opportunity to show widespread support for Health for All and for Bernie Sanders’ improved Medicare for All bill (S. 1804).
The Foundation’s growing list of partner organizations includes: Universal Health Coverage Coalition, Our Revolution Metro Denver, Progressive Democrats of America, Democratic Socialists of America – Denver and Fort Collins, Fuerza Latina, Health Care for All Colorado, Fort Collins for Progress, Working Families, Indivisible Durango, Arvadans for Progressive Action, Longmont Area Democrats, United Nations Association-USA Denver Metro Chapter and Northern Colorado Chapter, United Mountain Voices, Fort Collins Community Action Network, Transition Fort Collins, Strength Through Peace, Denver Green Party, Democratic Socialists of America – Fort Collins, Front Range MoveOn, Colorado Community Health Network, Our Revolution Boulder, and Healthcare-NOW!
By rallying on 12-12, the Foundation and their partners join with the global Universal Health Coverage Coalition’s 1,000+ partner organizations, 350+ economists, 120+ countries for one cause: #HealthForAll. For more info: www.couniversalhealth.org.
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