Arkansans join to form coalition on health care.A coalition of individuals and organization in Arkansas and 52 other cities across the nation have launched a campaign to push for more affordable health care.
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The coalition said it is organizing to make sure that the first order of business for the next president and Congress is to pass legislation in 2009 that guarantees quality affordable health care.
Rev. Steven Copley, a United Methodist Church United Methodist Church, in the United States, religious body formed by the union in 1968 of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church (see Methodism). minister, Candis Collins, a union organizer A union organizer (sometimes spelled "organiser") is a specific type of trade union member (often elected) or an appointed union official. A majority of unions appoint rather than elect their organizers. , and Maxine Nelson, a retired nurse from Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, city (1990 pop. 57,140), seat of Jefferson co., S central Ark., on the Arkansas River; inc. 1839. It is a port and trade center for an agricultural area and has industries producing metal, wood, and paper products; machinery; electrical equipment; and , along with several state legislators and representatives from community organizations, labor unions labor union: see union, labor. and other groups, attended the launch at the state Capitol last week.
Over the next five months, Health Care for America Now plans to spend $25 million in paid media and have 100 organizers in 45 states.
Health Care for America Now's reform idea is a choice: Americans can keep the private insurance they have, join a new private insurance plan or choose a public health insurance plan.
The campaign also calls for a government role in setting and enforcing rules on the insurance industry, which, the coalition says, consistently charges whatever it wants, sets high deductibles, denies coverage based on preexisting conditions, and drops coverage when people get sick.