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Support for Michelle's Law Legislation Grows Further
WASHINGTON, DC – United States Senators John Sununu and Judd Gregg (R-NH) today (3/6) announced that five additional national organizations are supporting federal “Michelle’s Law” legislation (S. 400), bringing the total number of supporting groups to 19. The bill, introduced in 2007 by Sununu, Gregg, and Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), would provide the extension of existing health insurance coverage to college students for up to one year in the event of a medically necessary leave of absence.
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Sununu, Gregg Announce Growing Support...
WASHINGTON, DC – United States Senators John Sununu and Judd Gregg (R-NH) today (2/12) announced that the National Health Council, the National Education Association, and America’s Health Insurance Plans are among 14 new organizations supporting federal “Michelle’s Law” legislation (S. 400). The bill, introduced in 2007 by Sununu, Gregg (R-NH), and Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) would provide for the extension of existing health insurance coverage to college students for up to one year in the event of illness...
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American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
America’s Health Insurance Plans is a national association representing nearly 1,300 members providing health benefits to more than 200 million Americans. AHIP and its predecessor organizations have advocated on behalf of health insurance plans for more than six decades. Its principal purpose is to represent the interests of our members on legislative and regulatory issues at the federal and state levels, and with the media, consumers and employers. Their goal is to provide a unified voice for the healthcare financing industry, to expand access to high quality, cost effective health care to all Americans, and to ensure Americans' financial security through robust insurance markets, product flexibility and innovation, and an abundance of consumer choice.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the
nationwide community-based voluntary health
organization dedicated to eliminating cancer
as a major health problem by preventing cancer,
saving lives, and diminishing suffering from
cancer, through research, education, advocacy,
American Cancer Society Action Network (ACS CAN)
ACS CAN is a grassroots membership organization that will give cancer advocates the opportunity to shape legislators' and candidates’ agendas to ensure that they include important cancer-related issues and to hold our officials publicly accountable for the votes they take on cancer-related legislation.
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."
National Education Association
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3.2 million members work at every level of education-from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.
NH Women's Lobby
The NH Women's Lobby is a 25-year-old non-partisan
lobbying organization that supports public policy
initiatives to improve the lives of women and
children and families in NH with 500 members.
NH Medical Society
Dedicated to improving and enhancing the medical
system for New Hampshire patients and physicians. The
NHMS consists of medical professionals in New
NH Hospital Association
The NH Hospital Association works to preserve
regulatory and business climates that support
both the clinical and economic performance of
healthcare organizations, expand access to coverage
and care, enhance the future viability of essential
community providers, and improve public confidence
in hospitals and healthcare statewide. The
Association represents 32 New Hampshire hospitals
as well as numerous corporate and provider members.
New Hampshire Society of Physician Assistants
The purpose of the NHSPA is to promote quality
medical care, to work diligently to maintain
the highest level of professional standards and
to promote the public health policies that improve
the health and well-being of all people of New
Hampshire. Dedicated to improving and enhancing
the medical system for New Hampshire patients
New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association
The New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association
is a non-profit organization. As a statewide
professional association, it recognizes the common
needs of its members. NHNPA believes that by
proper networking among its members, it will
be able to promote high standards of health care
and thereby enhance the identity and continuity
of nurse practitioners in our state. The association
also recognizes the professional and political
concerns facing nurse practitioners. NHNPA has
always played a major role in facilitating and supporting appropriate changes
in legislation that affect the nurse practitioner.