he U.S. healthcare system is rooted in racism and our current healthcare policies perpetuate systemic inequity by creating and maintaining conditions that lead to adverse health outcomes for communities of color. The growing power of the financial sector in the healthcare industry has fundamentally changed the healthcare business model to center profits rather than patients. This has come at the expense of BIPOC communities in particular, who have been most harmed by cuts to emergency services, rising drug costs, disinvestment in public health programs, and Wall Street buyouts of healthcare facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how our financialized healthcare system is set up to treat communities of color as sacrifice zones. 

ACRE is fighting for a system of free, comprehensive healthcare for all that enshrines healthcare as a fundamental human right rather than a source of profit.

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