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State Coalition Contacts and Information

ALASKA(Juneau) - - http://www.amsa.org/hp/inthestates3.cfm?state=AK

ARIZONA(Phoenix)Arizona Citizen Action
www.azcitizen.org

PNHP Arizona Chapter
Dr. Eve Shapiroshapiroe@u.arizona.edu

ARKANSAS(Little Rock) - - www.amsa.org/hp/inthestates2.cfm?state=AR 

CALIFORNIA (Sacramento)
SB - 840 (Kuehl) California Universal Healthcare Act
http://info.sen.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_840&sess=CUR&house=B%0 D&site=sen

Governor Schwarzenneger announces his big plan (Jan. 2007)
just a few months after he VETOED Single Payer SB 840

OneCareNow.org(Affiliated with HealthCareforAll Calif)
www.OneCareNow.org

Healthcare for All-Calif: Supports Senate Bill SB840 (Kuehl)
"CALIFORNIA UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE ACT"
www.healthcareforall.org

California Events to Fix Healthcare

California Health Consensus: Patients, Doctors, Nurses, Hospitals and Employers Working Together for Universal Health Care Solutions
www.calhealthconsensus.org/index.php

Health Care Options Project
www.healthcareoptions.ca.gov

California for Health Care
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Health Access
www.health-access.org

It's Our Healthcare - A coalition of consumer advocates, seniors, health advocates, communities of faith, and labor united on healthcare reform.
http://itsourhealthcare.org/index.html

COLORADO(Denver)
Health Care for All Colorado
www.healthcareforallcolorado.org

Colorado Progressive Coalition
 www.progressivecoalition.org

CONNECTICUT(Hartford)
Connecticut Coalition for Universal Health Care
http://cthealth.server101.com

DELAWARE(Dover)
H.B. 62: Delaware Health Security Act
Provides for a non-government run program and cost effective single payer health care system. The text of the bill can be found at www.legis.state.de.us

Unity for National Health Insurance
UNITYFORNHI@aol.com

FLORIDA(Tallahassee)
Florida Community Health Action Information Network - (CHAIN)
www.floridachain.org

Floridians for Health Security
www.ffhs.org

GEORGIA(Atlanta)
Georgians for Health Care
www.gaforhealthcare.com/plugin/template/afhc/241/*

Health Students Taking Action
www.hstatweb.org/index.htm

HAWAII(Honolulu)
H.B. 1617: Health Care For All Hawaii A single payer bill that establishes the State Health Authority to provide health care for all Hawaii citizens. The text of the bill can be found atwww.capitol.hawaii.govThis program seeks to offer near-universal access to health insurance

IDAHO(Boise)
Idaho Community Action Network
www.nwfco.org/Idaho/icn.html

ILLINOIS(Springfield)
In 2005 Illinois approved a subsidy plan that will widely increase coverage for needy children.

Campaign for Better Health Care
www.cbhconline.org

INDIANA(Indianapolis)
Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan
www.hchp.info(Indiana Chapter of PNHP)

Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana
www.citact.org

IOWA(Des Moines)
Iowa for Health Care
www.iowaforhealthcare.com/plugin/template/afhc/61/* 

KANSAS(Topeka)
Kansas HealthCare for All
Hilda Enoch henoch@sunflower.com 

KENTUCKY (Frankfort)
Kentuckians for Health Care Reform
A coalition of over 200 organizations (and individuals) which represents consumers concerns regarding health insurance coverage, particularly in the individual and small group markets. Their goal is to defend against efforts to repeal health care reform.
For more information contact:
       Sheila A. Schuster, Ph.D.
      drsasod@aol.com

Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care
The Kentucky chapter of Coaliton for a National Health Program NOW!

LOUISIANA(Baton Rouge)
Advocates for Louisiana Public Healthcare
http://www.charityhospital.org/

MAINE(Augusta)
"Near" Universal Health Care Initiative Passes in Maine. Maine is the first state in the nation to offer most of its citizens access to health care
www.maine.gov/governor/baldacci/healthpolicy/index.html
Starting July of 2004, the Dirigo Health program will offer a host of products including disease prevention, health promotion, and will arrange for affordable and quality health coverage. Dirigo Health will cover all of Maine's uninsured within 5 years, control health care costs and improve quality of care in Maine.

Maine People's Alliance
 www.mainepeoplesalliance.org

Consumers for Affordable Health Care
www.mainecahc.org

MARYLAND(Annapolis)
Public-Private Partnership for Health Coverage for All Marylanders (H.B. 726, S.B. 557)
This bill would guarantee all residents health insurance either through their employer or through existing or new public programs. The text of the bill can be found at http://mlis.state.md.us

Maryland Citizens Health Initiative
www.healthcareforall.com

Maryland for Health Care
www.mdforhealthcare.com/plugin/template/afhc/369/*
 

MASSACHUSETTS(Boston) -
Mass-Health signed by Governor Romney.
Great for Big Insurance, who spent $7.5 million to help get it passed.  But this legislation is bad for patients. All residents must purchase health insurance OR face legal penalties. There is no reform to cap costs or to provide an adequate standard
of health care services. What happens if you can only afford a bare-bones policy,
you get really sick and you aren't covered for treatment? It's plain stupid to sell medical insurance the same way you do for cars. 

Mass-Health
http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2topic&L=3&L0=Home&L1=Consumer&L2=Insura nce+(including+MassHealth)&sid=Eeohhs2

NEW MASS. HEALTH CARE BILL
http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=pressreleases&agId=Agov2&prModName=gov2pressrel ease&prFile=gov_pr_060412_Healthcare_signing.xml
http://www.mass.gov/legis/summary.pdf

S.B. 686: The Massachusetts Health Care Trust
This bill  would a single-payer system for Mass.
www.state.ma.us/legis

Massachusetts Health Care Studies: Projected Single-Payer System Costs
www.2.mms.org/pages/lewin.asp
 
Massachusetts Can Afford Health Care for All
http://dcc2.bumc.bu.edu/hs/accessandaffordability.htm
This study shows that Massachusetts would be able to provide comprehensive services to all its residents and save $1 billion by converting to a single-payer system.
MASS-Campaign for Single Payer Health Care
www.masscare.org

Health Care for All - Massachusetts
www.hcfama.org

The Ad Hoc Committee to Defend Health Care
www.massdefendhealthcare.org

MICHIGAN(Lansing)
Single-Payer action Network
http://michuhcan.tripod.com/every_other0.htm
 

MINNESOTA(Saint Paul)
S.F.979 / H.F. 1411 Universal health care system working group established
S.F.339 / H.F.248 Minnesota universal health board established
The text of these bills are available at www.leg.state.mn.us

Minnesota Citizens Organized Acting Together (COACT)
www.coact.org
 

MISSISSIPPI(Jackson)
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) - Mississippi chapter
A not-for-profit organization of physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals who support a national health insurance (NHI) program. We believe that a single-payer system (where the government finances health care, but keeps the delivery of health care to mostly private control) is the only solution to solving the United States' many health care problems.
For more information contact: John Bower, M.D.Jbower564@aol.com

MISSOURI(Jefferson City)
Missourians for Single Payer Health Care (MOSP)
www.mosp.us

Missouri Chapter of Physicians for National Health Program (PNHP)

www.pnhp-mo.org/index2.htm

Single payer study for Missouri

www.pnhp.org/news/2003/december/single_payer_study_f.php

Excerpts from: Missouri Foundation for Health - Press Release - November 25, 2003: New Report Details Universal Care for       Missouri.  The study "A Universal Health Care Plan for Missouri" highlights a coverage plan that could be delivered in the state for less than the nearly $30 billion currently spent on health care this year.The savings that would allow expansion to cover all residents of the state would be largely derived from lower administrative costs associated with a single payer.

www.mffh.org/press_releases/pr-11-25-03.pdf  The report, "A Universal Health Care Plan for Missouri":www.mffh.org/ShowMe3.pdf

MONTANA(Helena)
Montana People's Action
www.mtpaction.org

NEBRASKA(Raleigh) (Bismarck)
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) - Nebraska chapter
A not-for-profit organization of physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals who support a national health insurance (NHI) program. We believe that a single-payer system (where the government finances health care, but keeps the delivery of health care to mostly private control) is the only solution to solving the United States' many health care problems.
For more information contact: Donald R. Frey, M.D.dfrey@creighton.edu


NEVADA(Carson City)
S.B. 289 Directs Legislative Committee on Health Care to study current challenges of ensuring that adequate health care is available to all residents of Nevada, now and in future The text of this bill can be found at www.leg.state.nv.us/lcb/research/library/2003/SB289,2003.pdf

Nevada for Health Care
www.lvforhealthcare.com/plugin/template/afhc/265/*


NEW HAMPSHIRE (Concord)
New Hampshire Citizens Alliance
www.nhcitizensalliance.org

New Hampshire for Health Care
www.nhforhealthcare.com/plugin/template/afhc/4/*


NEW JERSEY (Trenton)
New Jersey Citizen Action
www.njcitizenaction.org


NEW MEXICO (Santa Fe)

H.B.955 Comprehensive N.M. Health Care Study
This act authorizes funds for a study of the feasibility of single-payer reform.
H.B.498: Health Security Act
This is the single payer bill that has been tabled in committee.The text of these bills can be found at http://legis.state.nm.us

Health Action New Mexico
www.healthactionnm.org

Health Security for New Mexicans
www.nmhealtsecurity.org



NEW YORK (Albany)
N.Y Metro Chapter of Physicians for National Health Program (PNHP)
www.pnhp.org/pnhp-ny

N.Y. State Health Care Campaign and Citizen Action of New York
www.citizenactionny.org

Metro New York Health Care for All
Mark Hannay metrohealth@igc.org

Long island Coalition for a National Health Plan
www.lihamp.org


NORTH CAROLINA (Raleigh)
H. 1098 Health Care Fundamental Right
This bill establishes health care as a fundamental right in the North Carolina constitution. The text of this bill is available at www.ncga.state.nc.us/html2003/bills/currentversion/house/hbil1098.full.html

North Carolina Committee to Defend Health Care
www.NCdefendhealthcare.org

North Carolina Health Access Coalition
www.ncjustice.org/health


NORTH DAKOTA (Bismarck)- - We currently do not have any information on this state. Please contact us so we can update this page.

OHIO(Columbus)
Single-Payer Action Network
www.spanohio.org

Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio (UHCAN Ohio)
 www.uhcanohio.org


OKLAHOMA(Oklahoma City)
Oklahomans for Universal Health Care


OREGON(Salem)
Oregon - Health Care for All
www.healthcareforalloregon.org

Oregonians for Health Security
www.oregoniansforhealthsecurity.org/plugin/template/afhc/112/*

Oregon Health Action Campaign
www.ohac.org

Oregon Action
www.oregonaction.org

Oregonians for Health Security
www.oregoniansforhealthsecurity.org


PENNSYLVANIA
Just-Health Care www.just-healthcare.netJust-Health Care is a membership organization which supports single payer universal health care coverage. Just Health Care works to influence public policy and to educate, empower and mobilize citizens about the growing crisis in the U. S. health care system and encourage them to join and to support signifcant and meaningful health care reform.
Just-Health Care is an umbrella for two organizations:
- PUSH Pennsylvanians United for Single Payer Healthcare (Lobbying)
- PUR-HC Pennsylvanians United for Reform in Healthcare (Education & fundraising)

Harrisburg, PA
Bill #030178 and Resolution #030189 for Universal Health Carewere introduced into the Philadelphia City Council to commission the Philadelphia Department of Health to draft a plan for universal health care. The text of the bill is available at www.phila.gov/citycouncil/index.html

Philadelphia Area Committee to Defend Health Care
www.phillyhealth.org


RHODE ISLAND (Providence)
RES 298(House)/RES 302 (Senate) Health Care Access for all Rhode Island Residents
This resolution is the broadest commitment to health care for all the State of RhodeIsland has ever made. The text of this resolution can be found at www.rilin.state.ri.us

Single Payer Rhode Island
www.everybodyinnobodyout.org/ri   


SOUTH CAROLINA (Columbia)
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
A not-for-profit organization of physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals who support a national health insurance (NHI) program. We believe that a single-payer system (where the government finances health care, but keeps the delivery of health care to mostly private control) is the only solution to solving the United States' many health care problems.
For more information contact: Samuel Baker, M.D.Sam.baker@sc.edu

South Carolina Rock the Vote
A non-profit, non-partisan organization, founded in 1990 dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and empowering and mobilizing young people to create positive social and political change in their lives, communities and their world.
For more information contact:
Corey Craig SC State Director WrdsOF4gery@aol.com


SOUTH DAKOTA (Pierre) - - We currently do not have any information on this state. Please contact us so we can update this page


TENNESSEE (Nashville)
Tennessee Health Care Campaign
www.thcc2.org


TEXAS (Austin)
Health Care for All - Texas
www.protex.org/hcfat


UTAH (Salt Lake City)
Utah Health Alliance
www.utahhealthalliance.org


VERMONT(Montpelier)
Office of Vermont - Health Access (Analysis for Universal Healthcare)
www.dsw.state.vt.us/districts/ovha/ovha29.htm

Vermont Health Care for All
www.vthca.org


VIRGINIA(Richmond)
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) - Virginia chapter
A not-for-profit organization of physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals who support a national health insurance (NHI) program. We believe that a single-payer system (where the government finances health care, but keeps the delivery of health care to mostly private control) is the only solution to solving the United States' many health care problems.
For more information contact: Kevin Cooper, M.D.  krcooper@hsc.vcu.edu


WASHINGTON(Olympia)
Healthcare for All - Washington
www.healthcareforallwa.org

Universal Health Care Working Group @ U Washington
 http://students.washington.edu/jedow/nhi/


WEST VIRGINIA (Charleston)
West Virginia Citizen Action Group
www.wvcag.org


WISCONSIN(Madison)
A.B. 229 Single Payer Bill
This bill establishes a publicly financed health care system for residents of Wisconsin. The text of this bill can be found at www.legis.state.wi.us

Wisconsin Coalition for Health
www.wisconsinhealth.org

Wisconsin Citizen Action
www.wi-citizenaction.org

Madison Physicians for Social Responsibility
www.psrmadison.org


WYOMING(Cheyenne)
Wyoming Voices Foundation

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington, D.C. for Health Care
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