At USofCare, we believe that health insurance coverage should protect us when we need it most – making sure we can care for our families in good times and bad.
Regardless of what happens in life—whether someone is diagnosed with a major illness, has a baby, loses a job, grows older, or has unexpected expenses from everyday life —people want to know they will have dependable coverage.
Why Dependable Coverage is a Priority
Through our listening work and public opinion surveys, we know that people want the certainty that they can afford their health care and the security and freedom that dependable health care coverage provides as life changes.
Yet in our current system, where people get or lose their coverage with a change in age, change in income, or change in job, we need to ask critical questions about whether people feel secure that they can depend on and afford their health insurance.
Our current health insurance system is expensive for employees and employers. In 2018, 32% of workers were not even offered health insurance through their job. This includes people working for small businesses, part-time workers, and gig workers.
The pandemic has shined a light on the need for more dependable coverage options, with over 14.6 million individuals losing their health coverage due to job loss.
We are actively identifying innovative policies targeted at addressing the reasons people can’t consistently depend on their health coverage through our listening and public opinion research and utilizing our rich understanding of stakeholders across the industry.
Our current initiatives include:
- Conducting deep listening and public opinion research to understand people’s experiences and the targeted solutions that will benefit their bottom line
- Increasing public support for change
- Building innovative policy alternatives based on the needs of people identified in our research
- Building consensus and political will to provide more affordable and secure health care options available to people regardless of their job or situation
Dependable Coverage Updates
Dependable Coverage, Health Care Costs
“Growing” a new way to pay for care
Leaders from across the health care ecosystem — including people representing hospitals and health systems, health tech, insurers, and voices of real life, brought their minds, experience, passions, and determination — so that together we can start to build a health care system that works better for everyone. We focused our time together on figuring out better ways to pay for care. That’s because better care can result from better payment systems.
Dependable Coverage, Federal Efforts, Health Care Costs, News & Updates, Press Release
United States of Care Applauds Full Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
Today, United States of Care celebrated the House of Representatives’ passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. The bill, which is now headed to the President’s desk, will ease the burden of health care costs for millions of people and provide them security in their coverage for years to come.
Dependable Coverage, Health Care Costs, State Efforts
July 27 Virtual Event: “What the public health emergency unwinding means for people enrolled in Medicaid”
On Wednesday, July 27, USofCare and Softheon presented “What the public health emergency (PHE) unwinding means for people enrolled in Medicaid” with expert hosts and panelists.