National Coalition on Health Care

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National Coalition on Health Care

National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) is a coalition of groups working to achieve comprehensive health system reform. Founded in 1990 by Dr. Henry E. Simmons, M.D., NCHC is a non-profit alliance of more than 80 organizations.[1]

The coalition has a stated commitment to building a national bipartisan consensus in support for enactment and implementation of sustainable, systemic and system-wide health care reform.

Coalition Principles[edit]

The coalition’s mission is grounded on five interdependent principles forming a framework for improving America’s health care system:[2]

• Health care coverage for all

• Cost management

• Improvement of health care quality and safety

• Equitable financing

• Simplified administration

Member Organizations[edit]

The National Coalition on Health Care comprises the following member organizations.

Member Organizations[3]


Adrian Dominican Sisters


American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Association of Community Colleges

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

American Cancer Society

American College of Cardiology

American College of Emergency Physicians

American College of Nurse Midwives

American College of Surgeons

American Council on Education

American Dental Education Association

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO

American Federation of Teachers

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

American Heart Association

American Legacy Foundation

American Library Association

American Lung Association

Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Association of American Medical Colleges, Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems

Association of American Universities

Breast Cancer Network of Strength


California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)

California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)

Children's Defense Fund


Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association

Common Cause

Partnership for Health Care Reform (Communication Workers of America)

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

Consumers Union

Duke Energy

Duke University Medical Center

Easter Seals

The Episcopal Church

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Giant Food, Inc.

Gross Electric, Inc.

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

Partnership for Health Care Reform (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union

International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO

International Foundation for Employee Benefit Plans

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

Japanese American Citizens League

Johns Hopkins Medicine

League of Women Voters

Maternity Center Association

Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Midwest Business Group on Health

Motion Picture Association of America

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

National Association of Childbearing Centers

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

National Community Action Foundation

National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems

National Consumers League

National Coordinating Committee for Multi-Employer Plans

National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.

National Council of La Raza

National Council on Teacher Retirement

National Education Association

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

New York State Teachers' Retirement System

Organization of Chinese Americans

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Salvation Army

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, AFL-CIO

Small Business Majority

Stop & Shop, Inc.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.

Union for Reform Judaism

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, AFL-CIO

United Methodist Church - General Board of Church and Society

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


Partnership for Health Care Reform (Verizon)


  1. ^ Catherine Dodge and Jonathan D. Salant, (September 10, 2009). "Obama Hits Reset on Health Debate to Win Wavering Democrats". Reuters. Retrieved September 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ Coalition Principles : NCHC
  3. ^ Member Organizations, NCHC

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