Be informed and get involved:
Physicians for a National Health Program - 18,000 member group for single payer health care in the US
PNHP: What is Single-Payer National Health Insurance? Single-payer national health insurance is a system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health financing, but delivery of care remains largely private. Under a single-payer system, all Americans would be covered for all medically necessary services, including: doctor, hospital, preventive, long-term care, mental health, reproductive health care, dental, vision, prescription drug and medical supply costs. Patients would regain free choice of doctor and hospital, and doctors would regain autonomy over patient care.
Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force - Fighting racial disparity in breast cancer mortality in Chicago
WeActx- A comphrehensive and holistic AIDS treatment program in Rwanda
Health and Medicine Policy Research Group - Advocate for equitable healthcare in Chicago and beyond
Physicians for Human Rights - Statement On Health Care Reform
Amnesty international - Urging the US to confront shocking maternal mortality rate
Health Disparities Experienced by Black or African Americans - United States - Centers for Desease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Moratility Weekly Report, July 14, 2005.
Maternal Health in the US It's more dangerous to give birth in the United States than in 49 other countries. African-American women are at almost four times greater risk than Caucasian women. A safe pregnancy is a human right for every woman regardless of race or income. Amnesty International, 2010.
Read the abstract: Transfers to a Public Hospital (otherwise known as patient dumping)
Robert L. Schiff, M.D., David A. Ansell, M.D., James E. Schlosser, M.D., Ahamed H. Idris, M.D., Ann Morrison, M.D., and Steven Whitman, Ph.D.
N Engl J Med 1986; 314:552-557 February 27, 1986
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