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Total Number of Members
in Selected Supportive / Endorsing Organizations

As of June 2008:
Over 27 Million Americans

This page provides an estimate of how many people are represented by organizations which endorse / support Improved Medicare for All via single-payer health care, as per House Bill H.R. 676.


Total number for the
selected organizations below
Over 27 million
About 27,492,000

No subtraction was made to account for one person being in multiple organizations, except for the AFL-CIO unions, for which effort is being made to have no double-counting occur.
Please see additional explanation of this web page, below.

Selections that were made from known endorsers:

American College of Physicians
national organization of internists
124,000
American Medical Students Association 68,000
American Nurses Association 2,900,000
General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church 8,000,000
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 500,000
National Organization of Women 500,000
United Church of Christ 1,400,000
 

Examples among the supporting unions:

State AFL-CIO’s which endorse H.R. 676 8,800,000
National Education Association (NEA) 3,200,000
Service Employees International Union 2,000,000


  • Explanation. The above partial list is a set of examples of organizations which are endorsers / supporters, along with the number of members of those organization. None of the numbers is meant to indicate that every individual member of every organization is a single-payer supporter.
    • An organization’s leaders often decide to endorse H.R. 676 on behalf of their members. In some cases a key national group of the organization has established a resolution(s) which strongly encourages all members of the organization to strongly / vigorously support H.R. 676.
    • For an individual member to support what their organization endorses and supports, it is necessary for that member to be informed about Improved Medicare for All. Then the individual person can knowledgeably decide if their opinion agrees with the opinion of their organization’s leaders or committee who also learned about single-payer.

AFL-CIO means “The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations”

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