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Health Care that Works for All Americans

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It's Up To You

What's next in the national discussion about our health care? This is your chance to be part of an important debate. Use the resources of this web site to learn about our health care system.

What happens next, depends on you.

The following organizations supported this effort to engage individual citizens to find ways to make health care work for all Americans.

Statements of support from government representatives.

Please note that inclusion on this page does not imply that the Working Group supports or endorses these entities, or that they endorse the Working Group's recommendations.

American Academy of Family Physicians

AAPS logo
American Academy of Physician Assistants

ADHC logo
Alliance to Defend Health Care

AACN logo

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

logo :  American Chiropractic Association
American Chiropractic Association

ACCP logo

American College of Clinical Pharmacy

ACNM logo

American College of Nurse Midwives

ACNP logo American College of Nurse Practitioners

ACP logo

American College of Physicians



American Federation of State, County,and Municipal Employees

AHF logo

American Hospice Foundation

AHA logo
American Hospital Association

AMSA logo

American Medical Student Association

ANA logo
American Nurses Association

AOA logo

American Osteopathic Association


APA logo and web site

American Psychological Association

APHA logo

American Public Health Association


Americans for Health Care logo

Americans for Health Care


Ascension Health logo

Ascension Health

Avery Institute logo

The Avery Institute for Social Change


Care ATC logo
Care ATC: Care Around-The-Clock

CHA logo

Catholic Health Association


Cedars-Sinai logo

Cedars-Sinai Health System

Clark County, Nevada logo
Clark County, Nevada

CBN logo graphic
Code Blue Now!
America's Health Care Voice

Consumers Union logo
Consumers Union

Cor Jesu Academy
St. Louis, Missouri
American Politics, Dr. Brian Hohlt

CPD logo

Council for Public Deliberation

CHF logo
Culinary Health Fund

DHMC logo

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center



Family Health Care Network logo

Family Health Care Network

FAH logo

Federation of American Hospitals

Food 4 Less logo

Food 4 Less Warehouse Stores

Fred Meyer logo
Fred Meyer Department Stores

Fry's Food and Drug logo

Fry's Food and Drug Stores

GBPCA logo

Great Basin Primary Care Association

Greater Hartford Interfaith Coalition for Equity and Justice

Greater San Antonio Hospital Council logo
Greater San Antonio Hospital Council


HCW logo

Health Care for Washington


HCLC logo

Health Care Leadership Council


Imagine Chicago logo

Imagine Chicago


IFTA logo

Institute for Truth in Accounting

JCPA logo

Jewish Council for Public Affairs

JSI logo
John Snow, Inc. and JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

KPHA logo

Kansas Public Health Association

Kroger logo

Kroger Supermarkets

Lee Institute logo

Lee Institute

MANA logo
Midwives Alliance of North America


National Assembly on School Based Health Care


NACHC logo

National Association of Community Health Centers

National Association of Certified Professional Midwives logo
National Association of Certified Professional Midwives

NAC logo

National Association of Counties

NAR logo

National Association of Realtors


National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers

NGA logo

National Governors Association

NHCHC logo

National Health Care for the Homeless Council


NLC logo

National League of Cities

National PTA logo

National Parent Teacher Association

NRHA logo

National Rural Health Association

NWHN logo
National Women's Health Network


Network logo

Network, a Catholic Social Justice Lobby

OID logo
Oklahoma Insurance Department

Open Door/BMH logo

Open Door/BMH Health Center


Physicians Practice logo

Physicians Practice

PCSOM logo
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, Kentucky

QFC logo

Quality Food Centers

Ralph's logo

Ralph's Supermarkets logo


Safeway logo


St Joseph Health System, Center for Healthcare Reform logo

St. Joseph Health System, Center for Healthcare Reform

SAH logo

Society for the Arts in Health Care

Starbucks logo
Starbucks Coffee

State Chamber logo
The State Chamber: Oklahoma's Association of Business and Industry

SCPA logo
Suffolk County (N.Y.) Psychological Association


UCLA School of Public Affairs logo

UCLA School of Public Affairs

US Chamber of Commerce logo

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

UFCW logo

United Food and Commercial Workers Union

UHCAN logo

Universal Health Care Action Network

University Medical Center
University Medical Center

UNF School of Nursing logo
University of North Florida
College of Health, School of Nursing

logo:  Veritas Health Systems

Veritas Health Systems

Washington Health Foundation  logo
Washington Health Foundation


Willamette Dental logo

Willamette Dental

The Workmen's Circle logo

The Workmen's Circle

Workmen's Circle New York region logo

The Workmen's Circle - New York Region

WorldDoc HMS logo

WorldDoc Health Management Systems



Legislative Sponsors

Photo of Senator Orrin Hatch

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch

photo of Senator Ron Wyden

Sen. Ron Wyden

U.S. Senators Hatch and Wyden sponsored the legislation creating the Working Group.

Your representatives joined the effort to engage individuals across the country:


Local and State officials:

Montana Lt. Governor John Bohlinger (R)*

Sioux Falls, S.D. Mayor Dave Munson*

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa* (see LA Daily News article, Mar. 5, 2006)


U. S. Representatives:

Rep. Leonard Boswell (D - Iowa)*

Rep. John Dingell (D - Michigan)*

Rep. Robin Hayes (R - North Carolina)*

Rep. Jay Inslee (D - Washington)

Rep. Jim McDermott (D - Washington)* (PDF format)

Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D- New York)*

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D - Mississippi)

Rep. Mark Udall (D - Colorado)*


U. S. Senators:

Sen. Max Baucus (D - Montana)*

Sen. Evan Bayh (D - Indiana) (PDF format)

Sen. Robert F. Bennett (R - Utah)*

Sen. Conrad Burns (R - Montana)

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D - Washington)

Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R - North Carolina)

Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D - North Dakota)

Sen. Charles Grassley (R - Iowa)

Sen. Tom Harkin (D - Iowa)*

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R - Utah)*

Sen. Tim Johnson (D - South Dakota)

Sen. Carl Levin (D - Michigan)

Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R - Indiana)

Sen. Ken Salazar (D - Colorado)*

Sen. Gordon Smith (R - Oregon)

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D - Michigan)


*Attended a Working Group community meeting