Congratulations to our 2015 Lend Your Voice - Health Care for All Honorees!

On May 21, 2015, UHCAN Ohio held our annual "Lend Your Voice - Health Care for All" tribute and fundraising event. Thank you to all who joined us for an inspiring two hours.

The event’s theme "Lend Your Voice," resonated as

  • presenters described each honoree’s leadership in advocating for the health of their communities and
  • each honoree gave voice to the people whose lives they change through their advocacy.

Each introducer and honoree painted a picture of the challenges and successes we encounter pursuing our mission to make health care work for ALL Ohioans.

We recognized these Champions of Health Care who work to address the dental access crisis, improve population health, reduce health disparities, and protect the well-being of older adults and people with disabilities.

Former Insurance Exec Turned Whistleblower, Wendell Potter, Exposed the Dental Crisis in the US and Ohio

Wendell Potter visit Ohio for a 3 day stint in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. He spoke to consumers about his experience as an insurance industry PR exectuive who used the tactic FUD, Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt, to influence public policy and public opinion. He likened his work to what organized denistry is currently doing against mid-level dental providers, called Dental Therapists. Mr. Potter explained how he "saw the light" at a Remote Area Medical event where he saw hundreds of people line up at the crack of dawn to recieve much needed medical and dental care.

The second half of his presentations were open discussions with consumers to discuss what we can do to fight against organized denistry's FUD tactics. Thanks to Ohio Aids Coalition, Ohio Public Health Association and UHCAN Ohio.


Sign Our Petition! Bring Dental Therapists to Ohio

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Help us meet our next goal of getting signatures from the 84 Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA’s) in Ohio

Supreme Court Decision Could Take Away Financial Help for Over 234,000 Ohioans Enrolled in Markplace in King V. Burwell Decision

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

King v Burwell Threatens Ohio, the Nation

Michele Jawando, Vice President of Legal Progress for the Center for American Progress and Cathy Levine, Executive Director, UHCAN Ohio and Co-Chair OCHC.
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Consumers, consumer advocates and a legal expert today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to ignore the flimsy arguments of plaintiffs in the case of King v Burwell and confirm that Congress intended all Marketplace plan enrollees to receive federal subsidies when it passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010. 

 “Having health issues that require a lot of treatment –for me, the Affordable Health Care Act was a blessing,” said Kamari Odai, a substitute teacher who is not provided health coverage by his job. Watch Kamari’s video at

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