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Campaign for Better Health Care

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Founders  Jim Duffett
Website  www.cbhconline.org
Founded  1989
Area served  Illinois
Founder  Jim Duffett
Type of business  Nonprofit coalition
Campaign for Better Health Care httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenff2CBH
Location  44 E. Main Street Suite 414 Champaign, IL 61820 1325 S. Wabash Avenue, Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60605
Similar  Ballot Initiative Strategy, Justice at Stake, Peace Development Fund, Gamaliel Foundation, Center for Community Change

The Campaign for Better Health Care (CBHC) is a coalition of healthcare advocates, labor unions, and nonprofit organizations working to bring a single-payer healthcare system to the United States. Based in Illinois, it was founded by Jim Duffet in 1989.

History

A year before CBHC’s founding, a handful of downstate community organizations (Danville Area Community Services Council and the Champaign County Health Care Consumers) and statewide grassroots health care organizations (Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, then Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens; Illinois Citizen Action, then Illinois Public Action Council; and the Coalition for Consumer Rights) established the Campaign for Better Health Care to provide a central statewide grassroots health care organization in support of the Affordable Care Act.

The Health Care Justice Act, which was sponsored by Barack Obama in the Illinois State Senate, grew out of work done by the Campaign for Better Health Care.

According to Edward McClelland, the Affordable Care Act finds its origin in the organization's work.

References

Campaign for Better Health Care Wikipedia


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