Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Vote Health's home base is Alameda County, California. Founded in 1984, Vote Health was one of California's very first local health care activist organizations. For the past 20 years, we have been in the forefront of the struggle for health care reform, both locally and statewide. Vote Health activists organize in our communities to strengthen the county's safety net hospital and clinic system, advocate for health care workers' labor issues, and win health care for all.
Who is Vote Health? Patients, health care workers, community leaders, doctors, nurses and concerned consumers. Working together, we can achieve our mission:
Vote Health believes that health care is a basic human right. Our mission is to win accessible, high-quality health care for everyone, regardless of legal status or ability to pay.
In our local communities, Vote Health educates, organizes and advocates to:
- Create a publicly financed (single-payer) health insurance system.
- Preserve and strengthen the health care safety net for low-income, uninsured and underinsured people until all residents have access to quality, affordable care.
- Protect the health of insured people from the ravages of HMOs and insurance companies.
- Protect the rights of health-care workers.
- Guarantee public participation in setting health care policy.
Our website is designed to be interactive, informative, and a tool for providing frequent updates and action alerts for health care activists in the Bay Area. Please check back often. Your feedback and suggestions are welcome!