Missouri Health Care for All

Our History

Since 2007, our vision has been to build a movement that is big, strong, and diverse, to transform our health care system so that all people have access to quality health care.

We’ve grown to include organizations and individuals all across the state, and as we’ve grown, our programming and leadership have expanded in scope. We partner with multi-issue statewide organizations and health-focused local organizations to harness the power of people to work together and achieve our vision for Missouri, and for the nation.

Our Vision

We want to live in a world in which every person has access to affordable, high-quality, affirming, and responsive health care, no matter where they live or how much money they make.

Specifically, we want to create a system of universal health care that provides comprehensive, holistic, and high-quality care.

That care must be equitable in that social identities do not determine the quality of care. We believe that this world we envision will provide everyone with more opportunities to thrive socially, economically, and emotionally. There will be more space and time for joy, understanding, and meaningful engagement with family and community. Achieving this vision will improve health outcomes, increase personal freedom, reduce health and wealth disparities, and raise the quality of life for all of us.

Our Work

Missouri Health Care for All brings together a community of passionate activists in our state to build a state where we can all thrive. We advocate for policies at the federal, state, and local level. Our work includes advocating and protecting the Affordable Care Act. We led the legislative fight to expand Medicaid, convened the Medicaid Coalition, and were instrumental in gathering signatures to put Medicaid Expansion on the ballot – and pass – in 2020. We take on the private health & insurance corporations who extort our hard times – and win cases against wrongful denials. We fight for the full-range of health care services, including gender-affirming care and reproductive health care. We all deserve health care that meets our needs and the ability to make health care decisions for ourselves and our families. Politicians and corporations should not interfere or add barriers to health care decisions. We know that by coming together, we will make Missouri a better, stronger, healthier place for our families and generations to come.