Yet, everyone seems to be fixated on health care reform in the United States. Why? Escalating costs, rising numbers of uninsured citizens, negative impact on families and businesses, and poor outcomes make the debate over national health insurance one of the most important issues on the nation's agenda.
Despite ObamaCare up to 50 million Americans remain uninsured or underinsured or uninsurable and many indicators are still registering in the negative. Insuring every U.S. citizen by 2014 is laudable but creating a bigger and more convoluted mess including more bureaucratic agencies is not the answer!
Can't the U.S. have a single payer plan and still retain a fundamental competitive health care system providing choice and driving innovation? Could the solution be next door? Tommy Douglas, founder of Canada’s national health plan and one of Canada's most recognized heroes got his idea from guess who? someone next door - the United States.
National Health Insurance - 50 Million Reasons
Despite the advent of Obamacare, most estimates indicate that about 50 million Americans remain uninsured. So, why can't the United States insure all its citizens like the rest of the industralized world?
ObamaCare, Is There a Fix?
It’s not defunding ObamaCare or granting everyone the current ‘federal worker option’ or even socialized medicine. Just ask our neighbors, the Canadians.
Alliance for Health Reform
A nonpartisan, nonprofit group, the Alliance believes that all in the U.S. should have health coverage at a reasonable cost. But we do not lobby for any particular blueprint, nor do we take positions on legislation.
America's Health Care Checkup
What is the measure of a country's health? How do you take the temperature of a population that sprawls across nine time zones, 50 states and a global rainbow of cultures and communities? One way is by taking a close look at yourself...
American Healthcare Reform
The author is an American who is extremely interested in how the American healthcare system works, and what steps can be taken to improve it. This blog generally covers healthcare and specific health issues I’m interested in.
I believe that the current American healthcare system requires major reforms, thus the site’s name. I believe America can learn a lot from the healthcare systems of countries like Sweden and Japan.
California Healthcare Foundation
CHCF works as a catalyst to fulfill the promise of better health care for all Californians. We support ideas and innovations that improve quality, increase efficiency, and lower the costs of care.
The California OneCareNow Campaign is the
nation's first-ever statewide grassroots campaign for
Today as citizens of the world, we face a daunting array of social and environmental problems ranging from health care and education to global warming and economic inequality. Change.org aims to address this need by serving as the central platform informing and empowering movements for social change around the most important issues of our time.
Our mission is to create strong public will for change by engaging the public in designing, shaping and promoting a template for a new health care system.
Our mission is to simplify public and private health insurance eligibility information in order to help more people to access coverage.
Focusing on understanding the complex healthcare systems in America and abroad, and wise ways to improve the health and well-being of all people.
Doctors for America
Doctors for America is a national movement of physicians and medical students working together to improve the health of the nation and to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, high quality health care.
Everybody In Nobody Out
The education and mobilization of the public, the stimulation of debate, and the encouragement of moving the states and country towards a more humane and equitable system which guarantees universal access to health care for all Americans.
Faithful Reform in Health Care
Faith-inspired health reform activities have marked the beginning of an exciting new year as more and more people of faith throughout the United States commit to making health care work for all of us.
Fixing Our Broken Health Care System
Governor Schwarzenegger's comprehensive proposal will reform our healthcare system by asking insurers, individuals, providers, government and business to share responsibility for Californians' health.
Free Market Cure
Free Market Cure is dedicated to correctly diagnosing the problems with the U.S. health care system and promoting solutions which preserve and extend individual liberty.
Health Care for All
HCFA seeks to create a consumer-centered health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, culturally competent, high quality care and consumer education for everyone, especially the most vulnerable.
Health Care for All
Health Care for All California regards health care as a human right and is dedicated to ensuring that all Californians have comprehensive, reliable, and affordable health insurance. Universal health insurance is critical to the health, security, and economic well-being of our country.
Health Care Reform Educational Institute
This Web Site is a Resource for everyone who is concerned about the up and coming changes that will occur in your health care insurance coverage. Health care as we have known it is being drastically changed by state and federal legislation.Our purpose is to make you aware of the changes, of their effects on your future health.
Health System Change
The mission of the Center for Studying Health System Change is to inform policy makers and private decision makers about how local and national changes in the financing and delivery of health care affect people.
After twenty-five years as a non-profit, bimonthly print journal and six years in online publishing, Health Affairs has entered the blogosphere as a new means of engaging readers in the health policy debate.
Healthcare - NOW
The mission of Healthcare-NOW is to support the growing movement for a national single payer, guaranteed, quality healthcare system for everybody in this country.
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act...The Act will not be implemented all at once. Portions of the law have already taken effect. Other changes will be implemented through 2014 and beyond. To track our progress, return to this site regularly for the latest updates.
Sky-rocketing health care costs are crushing family, business, and government budgets and threatening our economic future. Many Americans are struggling to make ends meet as the cost of care goes up while others face losing insurance as businesses struggle to cover employees
HealthWrights is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the health, basic rights, social equality, and self-determination of disadvantaged persons and groups.
Institute For Healthcare Improvement
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world. Founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI works to accelerate improvement by building the will for change, cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care, and helping health care systems put those ideas into action.
Kaiser Family Foundation
Kaiser is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.
Medact speaks out for countless people across the globe whose health, wellbeing and access to proper health care are severely compromised by the effects of war, poverty and environmental damage.
Nurses Campaign to Heal America
CNA/NNOC is a leading national advocate for universal healthcare reform, through a single-payer style system based on an improved and expanded Medicare for all.
Patient Privacy Rights
We believe electronic health records can help improve efficiency, lead to research breakthroughs, and lower the costs of healthcare, but only if informed consent is given first for all uses.
Patients Come First
By working together, we can make Canada a world leader in giving Canadians access to innovative new medicines and vaccines to prevent and treat a wide range of diseases. The Rx&D International Report on Access to Medicines looked at the accessibility of medicines available in Canada and compared the finding to 24 other countries. The results showed Canada ranked 20th out of 25, next to countries like Turkey and Iceland.
People's Health Movement
PHM has its roots deep in the grassroots people's movement and owes its genesis to many health networks and activists who have been concerned by the growing inequities in health over the last 25 years.
Physicians for a National Health Program
Since 1987, we've advocated for reform in the U.S. health care system. We educate physicians and other health professionals about the benefits of a single-payer system--including fewer administrative costs and affording health insurance for the 46 million Americans who have none.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Our goal is clear: To help Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need.
Single Payer Now
A grassroots association of volunteers supporting Universal Single Payer Healthcare for California since 1994.
The Alan Katz Health Care Reform Blog
Alan Katz is a past president of both the National and the California Association of Health Underwriters. He has long been a strong advocate for agents and the role they play in America''s health care coverage system.
The Commonwealth Fund
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable.
The Piper Report
Popular health care blog. Medicare, Medicaid, pharma, reform, and more. Insights and resources on hot issues. Kip Piper, editor.
Timely Medical Alternatives
In 2003, Timely Medical Alternatives Inc. was formed to help Canadians, on long medical waiting lists, to take personal responsibility for their own medical care and Leave the queue. The need for private medical services is thriving in Canada. Timely Medical Alternatives can easily accommodate your needs for private medical services by providing you with options, referrals to hospitals, clinics and diagnostic imaging facilities.
Universal Health Care Action Network
UHCAN's mission is to help build, strengthen and connect organizations and coalitions in states and nationally that can effectively engage the public, policymakers and key constituencies to achieve affordable, quality health care for all.