Organizations and Campaigns
a National Health Program
29 E. Madison, Suite 602
Chicago, Il 60602
Phone: (312) 782-6006
Fax: (312) 782-6007
PNHP's 15,000 members across the United States advocate
for a universal, single-payer national health program. The
Web site provides a wealth of information and resources. (You
don't have to be an MD to join.)
Committee for Single Payer Health Care-HR 676
c/o Nurses Professional Organization (NPO)
1169 Eastern Parkway. Suite 2218
Louisville, KY 40217
Phone: (502) 636-1551
A clearinghouse rather than an organization, this is where to
find the names of the 400 local and international unions, state
labor federations, and Central Labor Councils across the
United States that have endorsed HR 676.
Student Association (AMSA)
AMSA, with a half-century history of medical student activism, is
the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training
in the United States, AMSA is a leading organization
that works to rally students for national health care.
Healthcare-NOW! is a national campaign for a quality guaranteed nonprofit single-payer health care system in the United
National Health Insurance (LNHI)
LNHI is a national coalition working for equality in health care.
LNHI's mission is to educate Latino organizations, individuals,
government officials, and community leaders about the need
to establish a comprehensive, universal, equitable, and affordable
program of national health insurance in which everyone
is covered from birth.
Care for the Homeless Council
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is a membership
organization that works to improve access to health
care, quality of care, and health status of homeless people as
part of the broader struggle to end homelessness.
Organizing Committee (NNOC)
The NNOC is a new national union and professional organization
for Registered Nurses, Advance Practice Nurses, and RN
organizations throughout the country who want to pursue a
more powerful agenda-including getting national, guaranteed
health care for life in the United States. One of the
fastest-growing health care organizations in the United
States, the NNOC presently has 80,000 members in 50
SiCKOCure,org was set up for those who have seen the movie
SiCKO and want to learn more about what
they can do. It is a
project of PNHP, California Nurses Association/NNOC, and
State and Local
The CNA, and its national arm, the NNOC (see above), is one
of the nation's premier nurses' organizations and health care
Everybody In, Nobody Out supports state organizations working
at the grassroots for universal health care.
OneCareNow is a 365-city program to educate millions of Californians
and build massive support for passage of universal
health care (SB 840) in California.
Single Payer Now!
Single Payer Now! is a grassroots association of volunteers
supporting Universal Single Payer Healthcare for California
Consumer Watchdog is a California group that fights to protect
patients, to improve the quality of health care, and to create
universal health care.
New Yorkers for
Single Payer Healthcare
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that supports
independent research on health care issues and offers
grants to improve health care practice and policy.
CU is an expert. independent, nonprofit organization whose
mission is to work for a fair. just, and safe marketplace for all
Demos is a nonpartisan public policy research and advocacy
organization that focuses on four areas: democracy reform,
expanding economic opportunity, restoring trust in a government
by and for the people, and promoting new ideas in the
Families USA is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization
working at the national, state, and community levels and dedicated
to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health
care for all Americans.
General Board of
Church & Society (GBCs)
GBCS is the international public policy and social justice
agency of the United Methodist Church. GBCs advocates for
health care for all in the United States by focusing on a single-payer
national health plan on the state and federal levels,
protecting the building blocks of universal health care
(Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Health, Indian Health Service,
and employer-sponsored health care insurance), and promoting
the Health Care Justice Sabbath Program.
Guaranteed Healthcare is an action page dedicated to getting
the United States National Health Insurance Act passed. You
can write your. representative, sign up for action alerts, communicate
with the press, and tell your own story about the
American medical system.
Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought
and research. Published since 1981, the journal is nonpartisan
and presents a wide range of timely research and commentary
on health issues of current concern in both domestic and international
spheres. All articles Health Affairs has published
are available online.
A leader in health policy and communications, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit, private operating foundation focusing
on the major health care issues facing the United States.
with a growing role in global health. Unlike grant-making foundations,
Kaiser develops and runs its own research and communications
programs. sometimes in partnership with other
nonprofit research organizations or major media companies.
MRC is the largest independent source of health care information
and assistance in the United States for people with
Medicare. Founded in 1989, MRC helps older adults and people
with disabilities get good, affordable health care.
Health Research Group
Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization
founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in
Congress, the executive branch, and the courts.
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