If you’re looking for health care policy reform, the states are where the action can be found. New and innovative reform initiatives are underway, driven by the need to quickly address the most pressing local issues.
For the last six months, United States of Care has been listening and learning from the health care leaders who are advancing these initiatives. We’ve been gathering information and gaining on-the-ground knowledge of the different approaches to improve health care for their citizens. Our aim was to tap into this expertise to inform our decisions about where we can best support state efforts.
Our listening tour included visits to four states and conversations with policymakers, advocacy organizations, business leaders and others in 20 more. We connected with states of all political affiliations in every region of the country.
Last week, the United States of Care team continued our listening tour with events in our co-headquarters state of Minnesota, meeting with over 200 stakeholders working to find solutions to the health care challenges in the state. It is inspiring to witness the excitement fueling the collaboration, problem-solving, and innovation addressing the most complicated problems in health care. Minnesotans care deeply about their state, and want to ensure that all residents have access to affordable and quality health care regardless of their background.