I've been an advocate for universal health care for decades before I knew what the term meant. Long before the public was hearing much about it in the USA!
Seeing the discrepancy in New Orleans, while doing public health nursing there, opened my eyes a wee bit. Nothing compared to living in Africa, where clinics ran out of drugs as basic as aspirin every year. I could count on it, back then in the 80's, as a steady stream of people found their way to my back door as supplies dwindled.
I've come to believe that our voices are most needed in the United States. Monetary gifts are what citizens of all Western countries need to consider if we are to reach people who have the lowest levels of health care in the world.
Speaking to power takes VOICES and MONETARY GIFTS.
If you are concerned about universal health care in the USA--great! So am I. Why not find out how to make your voice heard through www.uhcan.org