Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio (UHCAN OHIO) needs your help. During March 10-16, 2003 UHCAN OHIO will be supporting Covering the Uninsured Week. This is a major national project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and sponsored by a coalition of diverse national partners (see the list below) . Lack of health insurance is a dilemma facing 41 million Americans. Over 100,000 of them live right here in Franklin County. UHCAN Ohio is committed to making Covering the Uninsured Week a major opportunity to educate the public about the crisis of health care coverage, but UHCAN Ohio needs your help.

During Covering the Uninsured Week, community events will be held to focus attention on the problems faced by uninsured Americans. Also, newspapers and radio and TV reporters will be interested in talking to people without health insurance. These events will only be as strong as the people who contribute their stories of lack of coverage to the events. IF YOU LACK HEALTH COVERAGE OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES and are willing to tell your story please contact Kathleen Gmeiner. You can reach her at (614) 443-2845 or Or call the UHCAN office at 614-253-4340.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region.

The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the voluntary federation of America's unions, representing more than 13 million working women and men nationwide.

The Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading corporations with a combined workforce of more than 10 million employees in the United States and $3.7 trillion in revenues.

Service Employees International Union is the largest union in the AFL-CIO with 1.5 million members, and is the nation's largest health care union, representing over 750,000 health care workers.

The American Medical Association is the nation's largest organization for physicians, working on behalf of physicians and their patients to ensure access to quality health care for all Americans.

The American Nurses Association is the only full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.7 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent associations.

The Health Insurance Association of America is the nation's most prominent trade association representing the private health care system.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.

The Healthcare Leadership Council is a coalition of chief executives of leading companies and institutions from all sectors of American health care.

Families USA is the national organization for health care consumers. It is nonprofit and nonpartisan and advocates for high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

The American Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association of hospitals, health systems, networks and other providers of care, committed to the health improvement of their communities.

The Federation of American Hospitals is the national representative of privately owned and managed community hospitals and health systems throughout the United States.

Catholic Health Association of the United States is the national leadership organization of the Catholic health ministry, engaged in the strategic directions of mission, ethics, and advocacy.

AARP is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older.

United Way of America is the national organization dedicated to leading the United Way movement in making measurable impact in every community across America.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is nation's largest philanthropy dedicated exclusively to the health and health care of all Americans.