The Right Care Alliance (RCA) is a grassroots coalition of clinicians, patients, and community members organizing to make health care institutions accountable to their communities and put patients, not profits, at the heart of health care.
Our vision is of a transformed system in which the pursuit of health is a right and health care is based on healing relationships, close to home, affordable, effective and just. We all deserve a system in which health professionals and patients alike experience the care they give and receive as necessary and meaningful.
This summer the Right Care Alliance is making a concerted effort to get everyone who is involved in our current campaign, or has been involved in the past, signed up as official RCA members. By becoming a member, you are not only signaling to others your commitment to our organization. You are helping create and run actions and demonstrations around the country and online aligned with our mission to put patients over profits. This one act builds a movement of change.
Who are RCA members? We are doctors, nurses, patients, advocates, change-makers, and dreamers. We are retired adults, stay at home parents, family caregivers, seasoned working professionals, and students yet to enter the workplace for the first time. We are a grassroots social movement filled with individuals with a variety of personal and professional experiences who all care deeply about reforming the American health care system. This is who we are.
A group of students from across the country involved in the RCA planned our most recent Research-a-thon that was held on July 10th. At the event we continued the research that we began at our spring Research–a–thon. Continuing to compare medical prices and debt in zip codes across the country.
In Florida and across the country, we can build a movement for a universal, democratically controlled health care system that serves the interests of all of us, not the interests of corporations.
You can watch the full Florida event on our Facebook page.
In April, Right Care Alliance activists in Florida gathered for an evening of anger and solidarity. Patients and clinicians shared stories about how they’ve been harmed by profiteering insurance companies and hospitals. The event ended with a symbolic grilling of unjust medical bills.
Thanks for all who joined our game of Price is Right Healthcare Edition. If you missed the event, watch the game hosted online on April 12th 2023. Congrats to the finalists and all of our players!