Washington, D.C. — Today, United States of Care launched HiddenCostOfCare.Com, a new resource for policymakers, thought leaders, stakeholders, and advocates to learn more about the affordability crisis facing people — and how we can all work to address it.
This one-stop shop for issue briefs, reports, talking points, and tools to see what policy innovations are brewing in the states and at the federal level is a unique resource for policymakers and leaders across the nation working to craft innovative health care solutions.
“Health care is too expensive – and patients across the country have to shoulder this heavy burden. We know that to be true, from our own personal experiences as well as our listening work where this is literally the number one issue we hear from people across demographics,” said United States of Care CEO and Co-Founder Natalie Davis. “States and Congress are pursuing innovative solutions to make health care more affordable, and it’s time we learned from the policies others are pursuing to make sure people aren’t left without access to care or with insurmountable medical debt. At HiddenCostOfCare.Com, we’ve compiled a wealth of resources to help build a more fair, affordable health care system.”
Some of what can be found on HiddenCostOfCare.Com include:
- Fact sheets and issue briefs outlining the advantages of state coverage options and State-Based Marketplaces — and how many states are providing their residents with affordable, accessible health care through these innovative solutions.
- Testimonies and statements for the record from United States of Care’s team in both the states and Congress in support of ending unfair hospital pricing practices — a change that would deliver relief to millions of people struggling amid the health care affordability crisis.
- Messaging guidance and talking points on how to communicate effectively about people’s desire for public health insurance options that deliver lower costs and make quality health care more affordable, complete with comprehensive data on the overwhelming, bipartisan support for public options across the nation.
About United States of Care
United States of Care is a nonpartisan organization committed to ensuring that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care.