People & Planet First
Health care is a human right. We all deserve lifesaving care and medicines, when we need them. Yet private insurers deny medically necessary care over 248 million times every year, and pharmaceutical companies inflate the prices of medicines to boost profits.
Thanks to those who fought tirelessly over the decades for expanded healthcare, nearly 92% of Americans now have health insurance. But when we need to use our insurance to access care, it often fails.
People’s Action Institute’s Care Over Cost campaign helps individuals fight for care when insurers deny treatment, and holds companies to account for denying claims. This advances our goal of affordable, universal health care for all.
The focus of our campaign
Improved Medicare for All
Universal Lifesaving Medicines
Lower Drug Prices
What can you do to help?
When an insurance company refuses to pay for medically necessary care, people suffer. They acquire medical debt harming their credit and ability to pay for other necessities, even leading to bankruptcy. Worse, people do not get medically necessary care and suffer from poor health, stay sick or injured for longer, and even die.
Visit our Care Over Cost website to learn about our victories, and what you can do right now to help people get the health care they need, when they need it.
Updates from the campaign
The latest updates, press, actions, and events on our Health Care for All campaign.