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AARP - Health Action Now!
- News and information about AARP's campaign for health reform. Includes interactive map, myths and how to take action.
AARP - Health Care Reform
- Provides, news, analysis and resources including Q&A, fact sheets and user's guide to the new law.
AARP - Health Law Guide
- Interactive guide to how the Affordable Care Act benefits you and your family, now and later.
AHIP - Campaign for an American Solution
- Includes news, action center, employer and consumer guides, resources, and information on health care costs. "A non-partisan, educational and grassroots initiative of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national trade association whose members provide coverage to more than 200 million people."
American Heart Association - Hearts for Healthcare
- Healthcare reform campaign provides a FAQ, video program, resources and Health Care To-Do List of eight common-sense reforms to help heart disease and stroke patients, and those at risk.
Americans for Free Choice in Medicine
- Promoting the philosophy of individual rights, personal responsibility and free market economics in the health care industry. Includes basic issues, op-eds, free-market toolkit and information on health savings accounts.
AMSA - Health Policy
- News and information about their Health Care for All campaign, blog, weekly news digest, legislative agenda, fact sheets and activism toolbox. From the American Medical Student Association.
ANA Nursing World - Health System Reform
- News and information about healthcare reform including myth v. fact, toolkit, resources and how to get involved. From the American Nurses Association.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association - Healthcare Reform
- Describes BCBSA's The Pathway to Covering America, insurance/market reform and delivery system reform. Includes news and background information.
CAPC - Health Reform and Palliative Care
- New, information, official statement and resources on healthcare reform relating to preventing, treating and relieving the debilitating effects of serious and chronic illness. From the Center to Advance Palliative Care.
Democracy Now! - Healthcare Reform
- National independent news program supporting single-payer universal healthcare provides news reports from hosts Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
Faithful Reform in Health Care - Home
- National interfaith coalition of organizations and individuals promoting a faith-inspired vision for a health care future that is inclusive, accessible, affordable and accountable. Includes blog, perspectives, resources and membership list of national and state organizations.
- A national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans.
GE - Enabling Better Health and Healthcare Reform
- A global leader in healthcare provides information on its Healthymagination initiative which supports universal and affordable coverage, transparency and choice, payment reform, prevention and early detection, system efficiencies, innovation, non-disciminatory insurance, preserving employer-based systems, and liability system reforms.
Health Care for America NOW!
- National grassroots campaign for quality, affordable health care people can count on, working for the Obama plan for health care reform in 2009. Includes Action Center, steps to win, video, news and blog.
Health Care Reform - A Mindful Approach
- A detailed, revolutionary plan is presented by a medical doctor to reform the health care system by restructuring medical education. The program would be individualized, cost free, and open to any motivated person.
Healthcare Professionals for Healthcare Reform (HPfHR)
- Group of physicians, nurses, public health experts, healthcare economists, health information technologists, business leaders, hospital administrators, politicians and patients, offering a plan designed to create basic universal health care that's comprehensive, effective, efficient and politically viable. Provides the plan, FAQ, and how to help.
- Organizing for a national single-payer healthcare system. Provides news and information, endorsements, resources and how to get involved.
- Promoting health care reform with universal health care for all Americans.
- Nationwide non-partisan coalition of more than 200 minority, faith, labor, advocacy, business, and healthcare provider organizations. Provides messaging and responses to attacks.
IFA - Health Care Reform: Small Business Health Plans and Other Market-Based Reforms
- Supports market-based reforms to expand competition and choice in all markets for the purchase of private health insurance, tax incentives to buy health insurance, increased healthcare options and products available to employers and employees, and increased transparency for consumers. From the International Franchise Association.
JAMA - Health Care Reform
- Collected coverage from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Kaiser Permanente - Health Care Reform
- Provides 'Principles on Health Care Reform' along with case studies, news center, KP in Congress and policy ads.
Main Street Alliance
- Supports healthcare reform that works for small businesses: affordable costs, guaranteed coverage, shared commitment, and real choices. Includes news, blog, research, resources and how to take action.
Medicare for All
- Proposes that all medical bills be paid by a single federal government agency. Includes information resources, activities and status.
Minnesota Medical Association - Health Care Reform News
- Collected news and analysis about healthcare reform efforts, focusing on those relevant to physicians, residents and medical students.
National Association of Social Workers - Health Care Reform
- NASW provides policy statements, documents, action alerts, coalitions, resources, and information on congressional proposals. From the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.
National Coalition of Health Care
- Provides recommendations, community forums, executive action, and congressional action and reports. The more than 70 organizations of NCHC support health care coverage for all, cost management, improvement of health care quality and safety, equitable financing, and simplified administration.
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare - Healthcare Reform
- Provides news, fact sheets, summaries and charts, issue briefs, state activities, webinars and resources about the healthcare reform needs of those with mental illness and substance use disorders.
National Physicians Alliance
- Providing news, events and information on health care reform including Health Reform 101, a petition, videos, and a toolkit to help physicians prepare for participation in town halls, local press events, and outreach to members of Congress.
National Restaurant Association - Healthcare Reform
- Business group provides their key principles, legislation facts, talking points, and how to write your congressman.
- National Federation of Independent Business provides their view on healthcare reform and its effect on small businesses. Includes goals, challenges, research, current legislation and their Solutions Start Here campaign.
NHPCO - Health Care Reform and Hospice
- Supporting hospice as part of the healthcare reform solution, not only for patients and families but also as a model of cost-efficient and high-quality health care delivery. Includes news, documents and congressional activity. From The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
NRF - Health Care Reform
- Information on their support for federal subsidies to help all obtain coverage, insurance market reform to help with affordability, and a new priority on keeping people healthy and better managing expensive chronic conditions. From the National Retail Federation.
Physicians for a National Health Program
- Physicians, medical students and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance. Includes news, research and proposals along with activism materials and information.
Prevention Institute - Health Reform
- Defining health reform as broader than the health care system, this group supports community prevention to significantly alleviate social and financial costs by keeping people from getting sick and injured in the first place. Provides overview, advocacy centers and resources.
Single Payer Action
- Provides news and information supporting a single-payer health insurance system.
Small Business Coalition for Affordable Healthcare
- Provides information about the crisis, congressional action and resources along with a list of coalition members.
Small Business Majority
- Small business owners supporting comprehensive healthcare reform with cost containment, tax equity for the self-employed, insurance reform, and financing based on the principle of shared responsibility. Includes news, research, state activities and resources.
Sojourners - Health-Care Reform Campaign
- Provides information, analysis and resources about healthcare reform efforts. Includes factchecking, how to get involved, and news about the actions of other faith groups.
Stand Tall for America - Health Care Reform
- Information about U.S. Senator Ron Wyden's proposal (The Healthy Americans Act) to guarantee every American universal, affordable, comprehensive, portable, high-quality, private health coverage that is as good or better than Members of Congress have today, along with tough cost containment measures.
UHCAN (Universal Health Care Action Network)
- Group supporting the Institute of Medicine principles for health care reform: universal, continuous, affordable, sustainable, and promoting high-quality care.
USCCB - Health Care Reform
- Provides their position, facts and statistics, FAQs, video, how to get involved, and prayer and liturgy resources. From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
USW - Health Care Reform Tool Kit
- Provides information, resolutions, videos and downloadable leaflets, talking points and fact sheets supporting healthcare reform. From the United Steelworkers.
AARP Bulletin Today - Health Care Reform
- Compares differences in current bills being considered with an article on the possible impact on medicare. (September 25, 2009)
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