Organizations Supporting Single-Payer Healthcare

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This is by no means an exhaustive list. Let us know if there are others you’d like us to add. Send an email to editor@ilsinglepayer.org.

For more informaiton on these organizations' support for single-payer healthcare, contact editor@ilsinglepayer.org.

Illinois labor groups that have passed resolutoins or are otherwise active in support of single-payer health care are listed here.

Cities, counties and states that have endorsed HR 676 are listed here on the Unions for Single Payer website; labor groups here. PNHP posts a list of endorsing organizations here.

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  • Access Living
  • AFL-CIO
  • AFSCME
  • Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA)
  • American Federation of Government Employees
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • American Medical Student Association
  • American Patients United
  • American Postal Workers Union
  • American Public Health Association
  • Americans for Democratic Action
  • Article 25
  • Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division/International Brotherhood of Teamsters (BMWED/IBT)
  • Champaign County Health Care Consumers
  • Chicago ADAPT
  • Chicago Single Payer Action Network
  • Chicago Students for a National Health Program (C-SNaHP)
  • Citizen Action Illinois
  • Citizens for Midwifery
  • Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
  • Coalition of Labor Union Women
  • Color of Change
  • Communications Workers of America
  • Copernicus Healthcare
  • Democratic Socialists of America
  • DeMoines Register
  • Drive for Universal Health Care (DUH)
  • Econ 4
  • Fair Economy Illinois
  • Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice
  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
  • Gray Panthers
  • Gray Panthers Chicago
  • Healthcare-NOW!
  • Illinois Green Party
  • Illinois Media Progressives
  • Independent Voters of Illinois/Independent Precinct Organization
  • International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Islamic Medical Association
  • Justice Democrats
  • Justice Party
  • Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare
  • Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
  • Labor Fightback Network
  • Latino Medical Student Association (*Resolution on Advocacy for Single-Payer Health Insurance, adopted at the Annual Policy Summit, March 27, 2015)
  • Latinos for National Health Insurance
  • Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care
  • Move to Amend
  • Move to Better Health Care
  • NAACP
  • National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)
  • National Education Association
  • National Farmers Union
  • National Health Care for the Homeless Council
  • National Medical Association
  • National Nurses United (NNU Midwest endorsement of HB942 here
  • National Organization for Women
  • North Shore Women for Peace
  • Northside Action for Justice
  • Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice
  • Occupy Elgin
  • Occupy Naperville
  • The People's Agenda
  • People's Health Movement
  • The People's Lobby
  • The People's Revolution
  • The People's Tribune
  • Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
  • Physicians for a National Health Program Illinois
  • PNHP medical student chapters in Illinois: Midwestern, Northwestern, Rush, University of Chicago, University of Illinois 
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Progressive Democrats of America
  • Progressive Democrats of America Illinois
  • Progressive Independent Party
  • Public Citizen
  • Puerto Rican College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residents for a National Health Program
  • Retirees for Single Payer Health Care
  • Sacred Order of the Black Cat
  • Salt Lake Tribune
  • Service Employees International Union (2008, 2016)
  • Socialist Alternative
  • Southern Illinois People for Progress
  • Springfield Area Disability Activists
  • Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP). As of July 2016, Loyola University, Midwestern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Rush Medical School, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois Chicago have chapters.
  • Unions for Single-Payer Health Care (To see Illinois labor groups, click here.)
  • United Auto Workers
  • United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Worlkers of America
  • United Steelworkers
  • Utility Workers Union of America

Resolutions and endorsements The following bodies, among others, have passed resolutions or made endorsements in favor of a national single-payer bill.

  • Chicago City Council
  • US Conference of Mayors
  • On May 31, 2009, in the 96th Illinois General Assembly, the Illinois House adopted HR0233, sponsored by Representative Mary Flowers, urging Congress to enact HR 676. Full text here

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