Health Care Information 2008
“Lord, let our eyes be opened”.
Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes.
Immediately they regained their sight and followed him.
M A T T H E W 2 0 : 3 3 - 3 4
Health Care Reform Dialog with Action Steps*
Our Vision for U.S. Health Care - the Catholic Health Association http://www.troncommunications.com/Productions/CHA_FINAL.wmv
One Voice Can Reform Health Care: YOURS
Access to Health Care – The American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org/docroot/subsite/accesstocare/index.asp?from=fast
* Learn More, * Speak Up, * Take Action
Dialog on Social Change - the Health Care System We Never Built –
Our Healthcare Future.org
* Understand the “dialog” process
Our Healthcare Future - 5 parts of the dialog process http://www.ourhealthcarefuture.org/library/media/index.html
(especially “Parts 2, 3, & 4”)
* Understand the “dialog” process, * Move towards policy examination.
Catholic Health Association (CHA) Joins Health Reform Coalition (Posted 8/19/08)
CHA joins the American Hospital Association, Families USA, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the National Federation of Independent Business to promote health care reform through
Harry and Louise Return www.harryandlouisereturn.com
* See the ads and information about the initiative * Access Member Sites
* Watch the press conference(RealPlayer required) o
r *Read the news release
Stand Up For Health Care (Families USA)
* Learn Facts, * Tell your story, * Take Action, * Get Involved
* Sign the Petition http://www.standupforhealthcare.org/page/s/petition
Harry and Louise Return – CBS - http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4365145
FRONTLINE: sick around the world: watch the full program | PBS
Britain, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland provide universal health coverage.
Link to More Than 25 Million Americans Underinsured on “The News Hour”
* Learn more, * Watch with a group ready to consider reform policies.
Why Not the Best? The 2008 National Scorecard, the Commonwealth Fund http://www.commonwealthfund.org/multimedia
A Community Prescription: Healing MetroHealth Medical Center and NE Ohio's medical safety net http://www.cleveland.com/safetynet/ (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
* Join the online dialog about saving the county’s premier local health care system.
* Learn more, * Follow the online discussions, * Consider using MetroHealth if your insurance uses Metro as a provider, * email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Insurance Basics – US News - * Learn More Purchasing a health Insurance Policy? http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/healthination/
LIFELINE on 60 Minutes: Remote Area Medical Cares for US Uninsured http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/28/60minutes/
Remote Area Medical "RAM", airdrops medical personnel, and volunteers into places where the needs are greatest, like the Amazon jungles… and the uninsured and underinsured in the United States (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Health08.org - Videos on healthcare, updated daily
HEALTH CARE DIALOGS: * Learn the process of “dialog”, * Conduct a Dialogue
VISION and VOICE http://www.visionandvoice.org - * four-session adult education series
Faith Leaders Speak on Health Care “trailer” – DVD can be ordered http://www.visionandvoice.org/?page_id=31
OUR HEALTH CARE FUTURE http://www.ourhealthcarefuture.org
A field-tested process and materials to engage the general public in a health care dialogue.
* Here you will find everything you need to bring together 25-40 members of your community, * Includes next steps towards policy formation.
Kaiser Family Foundation http://facts.kff.org/ Fast Facts – facts, slides and online tools
Kaiser Slides – * Learn more, * Make your own PowerPoint!
Theological Statement on Health Care
http://www.faithfulreform.org/index.php/Featured-Resources/ * Print, PowerPoint, Video, and Prayer Resources
CATHOLIC and FAITH-BASED RESOURCES:
Faithful Citizenship – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Facts and Principles to the Health Care Debate
Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) www.chausa.org
Our Vision for U.S. Health Care
http://www.chausa.org/Pub/MainNav/ourcommitments/healthreform/ * e-Alerts
Faithful Reform in Health Care http://www.faithfulreform.org/ OHIO
Catholic Charities USA - Improve Access to Health Care : http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx
* Learn More Background, Key Programs and Policy Positions
NETWORK http://www.networklobby.org/index.html *
Myths About the Uninsured Diocesan Social Action Office(Cleveland) http://www.csnmail.net/~dsao/dsao.htm * Action Alerts
POLICY OPTIONS & TRENDS:
Health08.org at the Kaiser Family Foundation http://www.health08.org/
The National Coalition on Health Care http://www.nchc.org/ * Learn More
Facts on Health Insurance Coverage
Health Policy Reform in the 2008 Election Season- reports - the Commonwealth Fund http://www.commonwealthfund.org/General/
A Roadmap to Health Insurance for All: Principles for Reform (Oct.2007) http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/publications
Health System Comparison Chart 5/2008
Cover the Uninsured, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation http://covertheuninsured.org/
* Learn about Legislation http://covertheuninsured.org/legislation/,
* Get Involved! http://covertheuninsured.org/whatyoucando/
Physicians for a National Health Program http://www.pnhp.org/
- Physicians for Single-Payer
Voice for the Uninsured - American Medical Association - http://www.voicefortheuninsured.org/index.html
America's RN Union Joins With Guaranteed Healthcare Activists to Push for HR 676 at Democratic Convention
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