Justice and Advocacy Resource Links
Pennsylvania Organizations (Health Care)
- LCCC Talking Points on Health Care (MSWord)
- Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Pennsylvania (LAMP)
- Pennsylvania Health Access Network
- Pennsylvanians United for Affordable Health Care
advocates expanded health care insurance coverage in Pennsylvania
(supported by a number of Pennsylvania employee unions)
- Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Health Care Reform
Pennsylvania Health Care Legislation
Health Care bills were introduced in the Pennsylvania Legislature this summer:
House bill HB1660 was introduced on July 14, 2009. Senate bill SB400 was introduced on July 17, 2009. Both provide for comprehensive single payer health care coverage for all citizens of Pennsylvania.
See www.healthcare4allpa.org/legis.htm for an overview of this legislation.
Pennsylvania Council of Churches -- Recommended Links on Health Care
- Council's Health & Health Care Policy Position Statement
(scroll down and click on "Health")
- Health Care for All PA: www.healthcare4allpa.org
- Faithful Reform in Health Care:
- American Medical Student Association Universal Health Care Initiative:
- Physicians for a National Health Care Program: www.pnhp.org
- The Case for Single Payer, Universal Health Care for the United States:
- Connecticut Coalition for Universal Health Care
Outline of Talk Given To The Association of State Green Parties, Moodus, Connecticut on June 4, 1999,
by John R. Battista, M.D. and Justine McCabe, Ph.D. Somewhat dated, but useful.
- Everybody In, Nobody Out:
Project EINO educates the public, encouraging state movement towards an equitable health care system
guaranteeing universal access to care, to be accomplished by support of grassroots organizing and empowerment
of those communities most at-risk in the current health care system.
- Healthcare Now!: www.healthcare-now.org. Healthcare Now
is a grassroots network educating the U.S. people about the national healthcare crisis and challenging the
for-profit medical industrial complex that consumes so much of our healthcare dollar. The group organizes for
a national single-payer healthcare system that will cover everybody with excellent healthcare and cost less money.
- People Count: Listening to Voices about Healthcare:
A Western Pennsylvania Listening Project on Healthcare (May 2005) prepared by the American Friends Service
National Organizations (Health Care)
- Healthcare Now
Advocacy for single-payer U.S. healthcare system. Works with many organizations,
including major church denominations.
- UHCAN Universal Health Care Action Network
Coalition of many national organizations, with resources for state and national public policy advocacy.
- Mennonite Central Committee, Washington Office
Resources on Health Care and the 2009 public policy debate.
- United Church of Christ
- United Methodist Church
- Presbyterian Church USA
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- United Church of Canada
- "SiCKO": Michael Moore's blog on U.S. Health Care issues.
- Children's Defense Fund: CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program)
- Families USA: Health Care policy and consumer issues
- PBS FRONTLINE Sick Around the World
Explores health care systems in Britain, Japan, Germany, Taiwan, and Switzerland -- compared with the U.S.
- PSB Bill Moyers Journal Discussion on U.S. Health Care Reform (May 22, 2009)
with Dr. David Himmelstein and Dr. Sidney Wolfe. Looks at the politics of heath care reform in the U.S.
- PSB Bill Moyers Journal National Debate on U.S. Health Care Reform (July 10, 2009)
with Wendell Potter, who resigned from an executive position in the health care insurance industry. Includes testimony at Congressional hearings (late June, 2009).
- PBS - Money, Politics and Health (July 10, 2009)
Links to other resources on the health care debate, including an annoted list of lobbyists and dollars spent.
Public Policy Debate   2009-2010
Current Legislation - U.S. Congress
Washington and Lee University law professor Tim Jost has provided a good overview of the House, Senate, and revised Senate health reform bills (Dec. 2009). As of January 2010, this legislation is in House-Senate Conference Committee.
Senate Hearings (June 2009) on the Affordable Health Choices Act [pdf] --
in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
President Barack Obama's
health care plan details (pdf - Sept. 2009).
President Barack Obama's
speech to the American Medical Association (June 15, 2009), outlining the Administration's proposal for health care reform.
Response to the President's proposal for a "Health Insurance Exchange"
Other commentary on Health Care reform
- Mennonite Peace & Justice Committee (Pennsylvania)
Health Care in Pennsylvania & U.S. / public policy and current legislation
Newsletter (Oct. 2008) with summary of healthcare issues and options in Pennsylvania [PDF]
- Coalition on Human Needs
-- Mental Health
Mental Health Parity legislation