Can I get involved?
Yes! We’re continuously building out our work across various states and always looking for volunteer partners on the ground. In the meantime, we would love for you to spread the word about this effort to your friends. Follow us on twitter @usofcare, sign up for updates, and reach out with ideas!
What states are you involved in?
In our first year, USofCare has partnered in five states supporting innovative policies to expand access to affordable health care. We’ve made connections in 30 more and look forward to growing our list of state engagements. Let us know if we can help in your state. Out partner states include:
Why do you support principles instead of naming policies?
We launched with a focus on principles to keep the largest range of potential solutions open. By remaining focused on the outcome versus getting attached to single policy ideas from the outset, we believe we can better find a path forward. We evaluate policy ideas on their merits and alignment with our principles, and their ability to make health care more accessible and affordable for everyone.
What is the role of your Board of Directors?
We have constructed a Board of experienced people who support the mission and principles of the organization and provide a wide variety of relevant expertise in governance and health care delivery and policy. Board members will not agree on every policy, but we believe in hearing a diversity of opinions on how best to serve all Americans.
What is the role of the Founder’s Council?
The United States of Care Founder’s Council brings a diversity of perspectives, and is comprised of patients and caregivers, advocates, clinicians and other care providers, policy experts, former elected and appointed officials, and others.
These individuals joined our effort because they are committed to the mission and principles of United States of Care and want to use their expertise, network, and resources to move the conversation forward on expanding health care.
Founder’s Council members serve as our advisors, offering their unique expertise and perspectives. They do not influence or have responsibility for the direction of the organization or our policy work.
Does United States of Care oppose single payer or Medicare for All?
No. United States of Care identifies, evaluates, and provides support for policies that meet our principles: affordable care for all Americans that protects against financial devastation. Our priority is to engage the public for a range of solutions.
Who are your funders?
Our funders are generous individuals, foundations, companies, and organizations (including for-profit entities starting July 1, 2020) that share in our mission and goals. As a new organization, we strive to demonstrate the value and autonomy of our work and avoid any perception that our work can be influenced by external parties. Our strategic decision from the beginning is to not accept money from trade associations, PAC’s, or insurance companies. We value and infuse integrity into all that we do, and work hard to ensure that our donors have transparency and fully understand what their investment in us supports. To support our work and learn about more ways to give please visit https://unitedstatesofcare.org/giving/.