World Support for Right to Health Care
Coloradans still die from lack of access to health care, but health care was listed in the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights way back in 1948.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights that Eleanor Roosevelt helped draft in 1948 states in Article 25:
“(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”
The Huffington Post reported, “The Iraqi Constitution was carefully crafted to mandate universal health care in 2005. Its Article 31 reads: ‘First: Every citizen has the right to health care. …’.”
The World Health Organization reported every country is now party to at least one treaty that recognizes rights related to human health.
The National Economic and Social Rights Institute reported the Right to Health is also protected in:
- Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Article 5 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Articles 12 and 14 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women Article XI (11) of the American Declaration on Rights and Duties of Man
Article 25 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
What You Will Need without
The Power of People Working Together
Fifty years ago August 28, the March on Washington bought more than 200,000 people together in a peaceful demonstration for freedom. That changed our country forever. Will you come together to give every Coloradan access health care?
Congress made Labor Day a national holiday in 1894 as another example of how people working together improved our lives forever.
At the height of the Industrial Revolution, people worked 12 hours every day of the week. Children as young as five toiled in factories, mills and mines earning a fraction of adult wages. People faced dangerous working conditions and inadequate fresh air, sanitary facilities and breaks.
We have always dared to dream of a better life and we can do it again.
Last Chance to Help
Join Health Care for All Colorado at http://www.healthcareforallcolorado.org/membership and endorse health care as a human right by clicking HERE.
Right to Health Care petitions must be notarized and returned no later than October 23 to get them to the Secretary of State's office in time. Mail them to the address on the petition or call HCAC Executive Director Donna Smith at 720-256-8373.