This report, Beyond Coverage: Putting People First in Pennsylvania’s Healthcare System, tells the story of Pennsylvania’s healthcare system from the perspective of the people of the state. Through surveys of over 300 people in 43 counties and stories from five courageous individuals, Beyond Coverage reveals the critical ways in which the state’s private, for-profit insurance system is failing to […]
This article describes the Vermont Workers’ Center’s approach to media and communications. Amongst the many themes it addresses are how the VWC thinks about making media, the role movement media plays in shifting public discourse and creating a shared vision based on human rights principles, and how media makers are also organizers.
In this report, the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign sets out financing standards for universal healthcare and specifies a mix of equitable revenue sources for financing Vermont’s universal healthcare system.
This report from HCHR-MD and NESRI documents Maryland’s healthcare crisis and highlights the HCHR campaign. The report draws on HCHR-MD’s survey and the stories of several Maryland residents.
HCHR-MD survey results fact sheetThis fact sheets presents preliminary findings from HCHR-MD’s 2012-2013 survey. It was followed up by the report Voices of Maryland’s Healthcare Crisis and the Rising Human Rights Movement.
In this report, the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign shows how public financing for universal healthcare can be achieved in Vermont by 2017. It presents detailed cost and revenue models that demonstrate it is not only possible, but financially and economically advantageous to implement a publicly financed healthcare system in Vermont. Download the report […]
This is the final report of The World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. It contains a plethora of recommendations for all countries, including a call for universal, equitable health care.
This report summarizes the discussions and conclusions at two community-based human rights convenings, at which a broad range of grassroots organizations developed a critical analysis of the human rights crisis in the United States, defined common goals, and identified common strategies.
This report was submitted to the UN Human Rights Council by NESRI and a coalition of seven collaborating organizations. It addresses serious and ongoing issues in the state of economic and social rights in the US, and gives recommendations for action by the US Government.
This report to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination documents racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care in the United States.
The report uses a human rights framework to evaluate the five proposals that the Washington Legislature is considering as models for state-based health reform.
Over recent years, health reform advocates in a number of U.S. states have run campaigns for including the human right to health care in state constitutions. This review summarizes these efforts, analyzes challenges common to this advocacy strategy, and offers key lessons learned. It examines cases from Massachusetts, Minnesota, Michigan, Oregon, North Carolina, and Florida.
This report provides an in-depth human rights assessment of single payer health care proposals, along with a framework for assessing legislation. It compares single payer plans to the market-based insurance model and finds that a single payer approach is able to meet most human rights standards.
The Universal Access to Health Care Task Force conducted nine focus groups with community members across Lewis & Clark County to assess the health needs of community members and collect their suggestions for improving access to care. NESRI helped prepare this in-depth research report on participants’ views and experiences.
The Universal Health Care Task Force in Lewis & Clark County presented its final reports and findings to the Board of Health.
This article provides an introduction to the Vermont Worker’s Center’s approach to media and communications.
This document charts detailed assessments of the healthcare system design proposals presented by Dr. William Hsiao for Green Mountain Care.
This report details the unmet needs of Vermonters, describes how current systems are violating their human rights, and presents a vision for moving towards a more democratic and accountable government that prioritizes the needs and rights of the people.
This report introduces the concept of healthcare as a human right and documents human rights abuses in the Vermont healthcare system.
This document introduces the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign’s proposal for equitable healthcare financing, which would replace premiums, deductibles and co-pays with public financing through progressive taxation.