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We are Healthcare Rising

The leading voice for improving Arizonans’ standard of health and living

It’s our healthcare system. It should work for us. We can fix it.

We care about you. We fight for access to good health and good jobs. We fight for better and more affordable care. We fight for caregivers to be valued and respected.

We fix things through the ballot box by running initiatives. We fix things through direct action to raise awareness of our struggles and put pressure on those in power to change their ways. We fix things through legislation by supporting bills that make our system better and opposing bills that lower standards or take away our power to make change.

A doctor wearing a face covering and face shield visits a patient's home and listens to the patient while holding their shoulder
A diverse group of women hold signs to raise awareness at an indoor meeting
A patient in a wheelchair shares a laugh with a medical staff member
A group of medical staff members wearing protective medical gear wrap their arms around each other

Healthcare should keep people healthy

Healthcare is essential to everyday Arizonans’ bottom line. A good healthcare system improves your quality of life. A bad healthcare system lowers your quality of life.

Arizona’s healthcare system does work the way it should; it doesn’t work the way it could. If it did, Arizonans would have access to higher quality, more affordable care.

Protecting Arizonans’ health and well-being

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed long-standing issues in our healthcare system. From devastating surprise bills to hospital safety issues, healthcare isn’t working for many Arizonans. That’s why Healthcare Rising is fighting to put the Predatory Debt Collection Protection Act on the ballot in 2022.

A medical staff member wearing a face covering safely prepares by putting on gloves
A nurse discusses medical plans with a patient during a home visit

Improving the healthcare delivery system

Healthcare shouldn’t be out of reach for everyday Arizonans.  Even for those with insurance, healthcare costs are too high and burdensome medical debt too common.  We want an end to devastating surprise bills and to provide protections for Arizonans with debt.  No Arizona family should be bankrupted by the cost of care.

We also know that top-quality care relies on the people who work in our healthcare system.  When healthcare workers are valued and respected, patients benefit.  By joining together in Healthcare Rising, Arizonans are making their voices heard by pushing lawmakers and those in power to support the people who directly serve patients — and strengthen our healthcare system as whole.