More than 200 Groups Support Alexander-Murray Bipartisan Short-Term Legislation to Stabilize Premiums, Protect Access to Insurance

Posted on November 1, 2017

Washington, D.C., Nov. 1 — Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced the support of more than 200 groups for their short-term bipartisan legislation to stabilize premiums and access to insurance in individual health insurance markets. 

Supporters of the legislation include organizations representing patients, doctors, hospitals, mayors, governors, state insurance commissioners, researchers, religious organizations, businesses, and non-profits.  

In addition to Alexander and Murray, the Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017 is cosponsored by Republican Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), and Democratic Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.)

The list of supporters for the bipartisan legislation is below.

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Supporters of the Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017.

  1. Alaska Division of Insurance
  2. Allegheny County Medical Society
  3. Alliance of Community Health Plans
  4. Alliance of Health Care Providers
  5. ALS Association
  6. America’s Health Insurance Plans
  7. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  8. American Academy of Family Physicians
  9. American Academy of Pediatrics
  10. American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter
  11. American Art Therapy Association
  12. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  13. American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Work
  14. American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  15. American Association of Retired Persons
  16. American Association on Health and Disability
  17. American Benefits Council (ABC)
  18. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  19. American College of Physicians
  20. American College of Rheumatology
  21. American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  22. American Dance Therapy Association
  23. American Diabetes Association
  24. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  25. American Gastroenterological Association
  26. American Group Psychotherapy Association
  27. American Heart Association
  28. American Hospital Association (AHA)
  29. American Liver Foundation
  30. American Lung Association
  31. American Medical Association (AMA)
  32. American Mental Health Counselors Association
  33. American Muslim Health Professionals
  34. American Occupational Therapy Association
  35. American Osteopathic Association
  36. American Psychiatric Association
  37. American Psychoanalytic Association
  38. American Psychological Association
  39. American Psychological Association Practice Organization
  40. American Society for Radiation Oncology
  41. American Society of Addiction Medicine
  42. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  43. Anxiety and Depression Association of America
  44. Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
  45. Arthritis Foundation
  46. Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  47. Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare
  48. Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW)
  49. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
  50. Bipartisan group of 10 governors— Governors John R. Kasich (R-Ohio), Steve Bullock (D-Mont.), Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.), Phil Scott (R-Vt.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), John Bel Edwards (D-La.), Charles Baker (R-Mass.), Tom Wolf (D-Pa.), Bill Walker (I-Alaska) and Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.)
  51. Bipartisan Policy Center
  52. BlueCross BlueShield Association (BCBSA)
  53. Bread for the World 
  54. Cancer Legal Resource Center
  55. CancerCare
  56. Catholic Health Association of the United States
  57. Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  58. Clinical Social Work Association
  59. Colon Cancer Alliance
  60. Community Catalyst
  61. Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  62. Connect for Health Colorado
  63. Council on Social Work Education
  64. Covered California
  65. Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
  66. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  67. DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority
  68. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
  69. Disciples Center for Public Witness (Disciples of Christ)
  70. Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
  71. Eating Disorders Coalition
  72. EDMR International Association
  73. Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMPA)
  74. Epilepsy Foundation
  75. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 
  76. Faith that Heals Ministries, Tennessee Conference United Methodist Church
  77. Family Voices
  78. Federation of American Hospitals (FAH)
  79. Fight Colorectal Cancer
  80. Food Allergy Research and Education
  81. FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)
  82. Franciscan Action Network
  83. Friends Committee on National Legislation
  84. GBS/CIDP Foundation International
  85. Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice
  86. Greater New York Hospital Association
  87. Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. 
  88. Health Federation of Philadelphia
  89. Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania
  90. Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC)
  91. HealthSherpa
  92. HealthSource RI
  93. Hemophilia Alliance
  94. Hemophilia Federation of America
  95. HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)
  96. Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  97. International Myeloma Foundation
  98. Islamic Society of North America
  99. Kids Smiles
  100. Leadership Conference of Women Religious 
  101. LeadingAge PA
  102. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
  103. Livestrong
  104. Living Beyond Breast Cancer
  105. Lungevity
  106. Lutheran Services in America
  107. Lymphoma Research Foundation
  108. March of Dimes
  109. Massachusetts Health Connector Authority
  110. Mental Health America
  111. METAvivor Research & Support Organization
  112. Methodist Federation for Social Action 
  113. MNsure
  114. Mormon Women for Ethical Government
  115. Muscular Dystrophy Association
  116. NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
  117. National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
  118. National Alliance on Mental Illness
  119. National Alopecia Areata Foundation
  120. National Association for Children's Behavioral Health
  121. National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH)
  122. National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD)
  123. National Association of Health Underwriters
  124. National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
  125. National Association of Social Workers
  126. National Association of Social Workers, PA Chapter
  127. National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)
  128. National Brain Tumor Society
  129. National Council for Behavioral Health
  130. National Council of Churches 
  131. National Council of Jewish Women, Inc. 
  132. National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
  133. National Health Care for the Homeless Council
  134. National Health Council
  135. National Hemophilia Foundation
  136. National League for Nursing
  137. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  138. National Organization for Rare Disorders
  139. National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)
  140. National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  141. National Retail Foundation
  142. NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice 
  143. Nevada Health Link
  144. No Health Without Mental Health (NHMH)
  145. Oncology Nursing Society
  146. Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace
  147. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  148. Partners for Better Care
  149. Pax Christi USA 
  150. PC(USA) Office of Public Witness 
  151. PCa Blue
  152. Pennsylvania Association of Certified Nurse-Midwives
  153. Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers
  154. Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society, Inc.
  155. Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association
  156. Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health
  157. Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
  158. Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians
  159. Pennsylvania Dental Association
  160. Pennsylvania Homecare Association
  161. Pennsylvania Rural Health Association
  162. Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
  163. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
  164. Prevent Cancer Foundation
  165. Project Sleep
  166. Pulmonary Hypertension Association
  167. Tennessee Rare Action Network
  168. Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association
  169. Residential Eating Disorders Consortium
  170. Safety-Net Association of Pennsylvania
  171. Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA)
  172. School Social Workers Association of America
  173. Scleroderma Foundation
  174. Sisters of Mercy of the Americas' Institute Justice Team
  175. Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  176. Society of St. Vincent de Paul, National Council of the United States
  177. Stupid Cancer
  178. Susan G. Komen
  179. The Arc
  180. The Coalition for Hemophilia
  181. The Episcopal Church 
  182. The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
  183. The Jewish Federations of North America
  184. The Marfan Foundation
  185. The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health
  186. The Trevor Project
  187. The Urban Health Care Coalition of Pennsylvania
  188. Treatment Communities of America
  189. Triage Cancer
  190. U.S. Conference of Mayors
  191. U.S. Hereditary Angioedema Association
  192. Union for Reform Judaism 
  193. Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois (UUANI)
  194. Unitarian Universalist Association 
  195. Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation
  196. United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries 
  197. United Methodist Church – General Board of Church and Society
  198. United Ostomy Associations of America
  199. United Way Worldwide
  200. US Chamber of Commerce
  201. Us TOO (International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network)
  202. Volunteers of America
  203. Washington Health Benefit Exchange
  204. WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
  205. Young Invincibles
  206. Young Survival Coalition (YSC)