Acronym Key

We’ve noticed that those who want health care for all aren’t immune from overusing acronyms. Here are a few from the universal health care movement and allies.

ACA – The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, expanded health coverage to more Americans, allowed children to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26, prohibited health insurance companies from turning down applicants or denying coverage for pre-existing conditions, and required everyone to purchase health insurance. Commonly called ObamaCare. The act includes a waiver for state innovation in which states could apply to receive federal funding for their own plans so long as they cover as many people with at least as good of benefits.

CC – Co-operate Colorado
An advocacy organization for promoting universal health care in Colorado, currently inactive; this 501(c)4 non-profit group gathered enough signatures to put ColoradoCare onto the 2016 ballot.

CCY – ColoradoCareYES
The issue committee that was created to fund and support the campaign for Amendment 69 in November 2016, now closed.

CFUHC – Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care (the Foundation)
Founded in 2010 to do research-based public education about health care reform, the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care intends to serve as a hub for Coloradans mobilizing for universal health care.

The educational organization supports research, education, and activism for creating universal and affordable health care for all. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and contributions tax deductible.

HCAC – Health Care for All Colorado
A Colorado advocacy group for single payer health care for all Americans; also see the Health Care for All Colorado Foundation

NfCC – Nurses for ColoradoCare – Coalition of nurses that formed in support of ColoradoCare

NNU – National Nurses United

PDA – Progressive Democrats of America 
An advocacy group supporting health care rights, equal rights, ending corporate rule, fighting global warming, voting access, justice, opposing the TPP, anti-war

PfCC – Physicians for ColoradoCare – Physician group that formed in support of Colorado Care

PNHP – Physicians for a National Health Plan
A nation-wide group of 20,000 physicians, medical students, and health professionals, supporting research and education for national single payer; it has a Colorado chapter

Other related organizations:
CCC – Colorado Children’s Campaign
CCC – Colorado Council of Churches
CCDC – Colorado Cross Disability Coalition
CBGH – Colorado Business Group on Health
CBHC – Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council
CBR – Colorado Business Roundtable
CCHI – Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
CCMU – Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved
CHI – Colorado Health Institute
CML – Colorado Municipal League
CMS – Colorado Medical Society
CNA – Colorado Nurses Association
COLOR – Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights
CoPIRG – Colorado Public Interest Group
CSLC – Colorado Social Legislation Committee
CT – Colorado Trust
TC – Together Colorado