Like millions of other Americans, we in the Right Care Alliance can see that our health care system is costly, wasteful, dysfunctional, and unjust. We believe that it needs radical structural change. The Right Care Alliance is committed to a long-haul fight for those reforms, but while we do that, we also can’t wait: in 2023, the RCA will campaign for immediate relief from medical debt and outrageous health care costs.
. . . read our full statement here.
Join Our Fight Against Absurd Hospital Prices and Oppressive Medical Debt
Did you know that U.S. hospitals charge wildly different prices for the same procedure, depending on what type of insurance you have? And did you know that they often charge the highest prices to people with no insurance? And there are 23 million people nationwide with medical debt totaling hundreds of billions of dollars.
That’s not fair, and we can fight for something better.
The Right Care Alliance is a grassroots organization that believes in genuinely universal health care and community control of the health system. If you share those values, please join us as we fight against hospitals’ and insurance companies’ profiteering. Together, we can fight for a world without oppressive medical debt.
Burn your bills!
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. Check out the video on the right-hand side to see us burning the bills.
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.
Join us live at our protest at One Love Cafe!
Posted by Right Care Alliance on Friday, April 21, 2023
Are you currently, previously, or in the near future having to deal with medical debt? If so, this resource made by the RCA’s Letters to the Editor group may be an excellent resource. Also if you are interested in learning more about the extent of the medical debt situation in America, this clearinghouse is an excellent source of information as well.
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!
Has your life been shaped by medical debt or outrageous medical bills? Please share your story with us. Together, we can build a movement to fight for a genuinely equitable, community-controlled health system.
THE CAULDRON OF MEDICAL DEBT