Resources for advocates of single-payer universal health care (also known as Medicare for All):

H. R. 676, “The United States National Health Insurance Act,” by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), also known as “Medicare for All.” Check here for bill status from the Library of Congress database and see if your rep is a cosponsor. Compare the list of current co-sponsors with the list of 93 co-sponsors from the last session and make sure they sign back up. See Conyers' campaign site for more resources.

Physicians for a National Health Program, a non-profit research and education organization of 15,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance. See the daily health policy update.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, a national nurses’ organization and health care union with 80,000 members in 50 states. It supports single-payer health care at state and federal levels.

HealthCare-NOW!, a nonprofit advocacy gorup that supports HR 676.

Progressive Democrats of America is mobilizing the progressive vote for health care reform.

• Michael Moore, director of Sicko, has set up a page to help you send a message to your House member and/or senators to urge them to support HR 676.

For more on expanding health care coverage see:

Agenda for Shared Prosperity Health Care for America page with "Health Care for America," a 2007 proposal for guaranteed, affordable health care for all Americans building on Medicare and employment-based insurance, by Jacob Hacker, and Cost Impact Analysis for the "Health Care for America" Proposal [PDF] prepared by The Lewin Group Inc., in 2008.

Barack Obama's "Plan for a Healthy America."

Financing Just Health Care, a Labor Party briefing paper

Families USA, a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

Healthcast, a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, provides coverage of seminars, meetings, press conferences, and congressional hearings and other coverage of health policy issues.


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