Richard Kirsch is the author of “Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States,” www.fightingforourhealth.com,-Twitter @ffohbook. Kirsch is an Institute Fellow at the Nelson Rockefeller Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. From 2008 to 2010 he was National Campaign Manager for Health Care for America Now (HCAN). Kirsch has appeared on PBS's The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, ABC's World News Tonight and Good Morning America, the Fox News Network, C-SPAN and The Colbert Report, and was frequently quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and other national newspapers. Kirsch was honored with the Progressive Leadership Award by USAction and the New York Progressive Leadership Award by Citizen Action of New York, both in 2010. In 2001, Families USA named him Health Care Consumer Advocate of the Year. He received the New York Statewide Senior Action Council Human Services Advocacy Award in June 1995.