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Universal Health Care Action Network Of Ohio Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, Health

Mission: Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) of Ohio is dedicated to carrying the voices of consumers to inform health care decisions and promote access to affordable, quality healthcare for everyone.

Target demographics: UHCAN Ohio helps consumers have a voice in health care policy decisions to assure that everyone has access to affordable, quality health care

Direct beneficiaries per year: UHCAN Ohio helped prevent a freeze of health care coverage for those who depend on Medicaid. UHCAN Ohio worked with partners to provide almost 900 comments to the consumers opposing harmful changes to Medicaid. Our comments on an Ohio Department of Insurance proposal that would have increased the number of uninsured, contributed to its denial. UHCAN Ohio helped prevent the repeal of the patient protections in the Affordable Care Act

Geographic areas served: Ohio

Programs: We assure people are aware of the critical policy decisions occurring on health care and the ways that they can share their thoughts.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I, am so very thankful for my buckeye health plan insurance. Without it I wouldn't be healthy and wise. My buckeye health insurance pays all my health appointments. And rewards me for going to all my see my doctors. Gets my transportation as well.


Rating: 5

I worked many years working in Human Services working to get health insurance for adults with no children. It was difficult to say the lease. They had to apply for Medicaid and Social Security Disability (clogging SSA's system), even though their health care needs were not permanent.
These were adults who worked but had no health insurance. They needed medical so they could return to work or preventive care so they could continue working.
With the advent of the ACA it gave people accessible, affordable, quality health care. UHCAN OHIO was in the forefront of that push. And that is what UHCAN OHIO continues to advocate. They are the voice of thousands of citizens whose voices are not heard. They take the leadership coalescing with other organizations to continue advocating for affordable, quality accessible healthcare.

Jane H.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

The unique and complex healthcare needs of people with disabilities and chronic illness are often misunderstood or completely disregarded. This often leads to the development of inadequate policies that fail to meet the needs of those they are intended to serve. Fortunately, UHCAN Ohio has proven to be the much needed game-changer.

As a member of this underserved population, I learned early on that self-advocacy is a necessary survival skill. As a result, others in the community of people with disabilities and chronic illness have come to rely on me for support in getting their own healthcare needs met. This was an absolutely overwhelming task that I felt ill equipped for until I gained the support of UHCAN Ohio.

UHCAN Ohio maintains ongoing relationships with consumer advocates like me by providing outreach, support, and advocacy training so that nobody is left out of the decision making process.

Now, I am more confident in my advocacy skills and am able to empower others within the community. UHCAN Ohio truly cares about all Ohioans and never backs down from complicated situations.