2019 Theme: Keep the Promise
Universal Health Care Day
Each year, on the 12th of December, the world celebrates UHC day to raise awareness of the need for strong and resilient health systems and universal health coverage. At least half the world’s population does not have access to essential health services. In the U.S. alone, approximately 28 million are uninsured which means they struggle both to obtain and pay for essential health care.
In September 2019, all UN Member States including the USA agreed to a Political Declaration on UHC. Now, UHC advocates such as LWV Manatee are taking their turn to send a message loud and clear to “Keep the Promise”.
On UHC Day, advocates raise their voices to share the stories of the millions of people still waiting for health care. Call on your state and federal leaders to make bigger and smarter investments in health, and remind the world that health for all is urgently needed. For your legislators, click here.
For more information about UHC day, here is a link to the UHC Day 2019 Campaign Website.
LWV is a partner organization of UHC2030, and the League’s Impact on Issues promotes a health care system for the United States that provides affordable access to a basic level of quality care for all U.S. residents. LWV Manatee and its Health Care Committee support of this movement.