National Nurses Organizing Committee
The National Nurses Organizing Committee is a new national union and professional organization for Registered Nurses, Advance Practice Nurses, and RN organizations throughout the country who want to pursue a more powerful agenda - including getting national, guaranteed health care for life in the United States.
Healthcare-Now is a national campaign for a quality, guaranteed, non-profit single-payer system in the United States. At their site you can check in on grassroots events across the country, sign a petition for The United States National Health Insurance Act, and organize your own local "Truth Hearing" about our country's health care crisis.
Physicians for a National Health Program
Physicians for a National Health Program is a nonprofit organization of 14,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance. Go to their site to read all the great research put together by PNHP, and learn how to support their efforts.
PNHP's Sicko Cure
SickoCure.org is dedicated to promoting the only cure for our "sicko" health system: single-payer national health insurance. PNHP started this site to help promote SiCKO's message, and it offers a wide variety of tools for bringing about change.
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council understands that health care is a right, not a privilege. It advocates a universal health care program so that the least among us gets the same treatment as the best. Go to their site and learn how you can help.
We Be Illin'
We Be Illin' is an innovative, diverse events series dedicated to supporting the movement for a National Health Plan. They believe that health insurance should be provided for all Americans, and aims to draw attention to the issue through concerts and other fund raising events. Check in and see what events are planned next.
GETTING LEGISLATION PASSED
Rep. John Conyers Jr.
Rep. Conyers introduced The United States National Health Insurance Act, H.R. 676., which will guarantee that every American, regardless of income, employment status, or race, has access to quality, affordable health care services. Read the entire bill at his website, and see how you can help support it.
This is an action page dedicated to getting The United States National Health Insurance Act passed. You can write your representative, sign up for action alerts, communicate with the press, and tell your own story about the American medical system. It is run by the California Nurses Association and the National Nurses Organizing Committee.
California State Senator Shelia Kuehl
Sen. Kuehl introduced the California Universal Healthcare Act, S.B. 840, in the California legislature. Visit her site to read the full text of the bill, see which legislators support it, and learn about ways to speak up for single-payer health care in California.
The Nine-Nine-Oh-Nine! "Notes and Votes" campaign is a set of efficient, effective actions to help get U.S. health care for all with single-payer national health insurance before the date 9/9/09 -- and the resulting health care cards in our hands before 10/10/10.
STATE AND LOCAL GROUPS
California Nurses Association
The California Nurses Association is the largest and fastest-growing organization of Registered Nurses in the country. These are the men and women on the front lines of America's health care crisis - every day, they see tragedies like the ones featured in 'SiCKO,' and have committed to pushing for single-payer health care that is free for everyone.
Have You Seen Sicko?
This site keeps track which legislators in Connecticut have seen 'SiCKO' - and which haven't. Residents of the Nutmeg State can see if their representative has seen the movie - and if their legislator hasn't, the site helpfully provides their contact information.
Health Care for All California
Health Care for All California is dedicated to ensuring that all Californians have comprehensive, reliable, and affordable health insurance. They are pushing hard for The California Universal Healthcare Act, S.B. 840. Check out their site to sign petitions for S.B. 840 and see where single-payer rallies are happening in California.
Health Care for All Colorado
Health Care for All Colorado (HCAC) is a Colorado nonprofit organization working for universal health care under a single-payer system for all people living in Colorado. You can see what's going on in the Colorado legislature towards a single-payer system, and volunteer to help the efforts.
One Care Now
The California OneCareNow Campaign is the nation's first-ever statewide grassroots campaign for universal health insurance. Teams in more than 365 California cities are conducting grassroots educational and public awareness "action" events--one event per day, in a different city, for one year--to demand quality, affordable healthcare for all Californians.
Philadelphia Area Committee to Defend Healthcare
The Philadelphia Area Committee to Defend Health Care is a group of doctors, nurses, health care workers, union members, activists, and others who are working together to build a health care system that guarantees accessible, quality health care for all Americans.
AS SEEN IN 'SiCKO'
The FealGood Foundation
An organization of 9/11 first responders dedicated to spreading the word about the catastrophic health effects at Ground Zero, and the government's failure to take care of those who helped on that day. The FealGood Foundation works to provide financial assistance to first responders who are suffering from debilitating health problems and large medical bills. Please visit their site and make a donation.
Union Rescue Mission
'SiCKO' features the harrowing story of Carol Ann Reyes, one of many unfortunate souls dumped on Los Angeles' Skid Row because they couldn't pay their hospital bill. Union Rescue Mission helped Carol Ann, and they continue help the less fortunate in that city every day. It is one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States and the oldest in Los Angeles. Please visit their site and help support their efforts.
INTERNATIONAL 'SiCKO' SITES
Just because they have free, universal health care doesn't mean they don't need a good laugh.