Federal Efforts, Health Care Costs, News & Updates
President Could Clear The Way For States To Bring Down Costs Of Prescription Drugs
In President Trump’s upcoming speech, we will be looking for two goals related to bringing down the cost of prescription drugs. There are several approaches the administration can take, including regulatory changes that empower states to take action. We will be watching to see what course the Administration decides to set.
Health Care Costs, News & Updates, State Efforts
Utahns Want To Help Their Neighbors
First stop—Utah! USofCare listened to Utahns and found that health care is too expensive. We met with health care stakeholders, providers, policymakers, industry leaders, researchers, consumers, and patient advocates. While the issues, policies, and emotions involved are complicated, there is a willingness to work together to make it happen.
News & Updates, Research, Resources, State Efforts
Health Care Remains Americans’ Biggest Worry. States Can Get On The Case First.
According to a new Gallup poll, Americans worry most about the availability and affordability of health care. States can act now to develop and implement policy solutions, and we support states’ wide range of approaches that fit their own needs. USofCare aims to bring resources to state leaders to support their work.
USofCare Announces Additions to Senior Leadership Team
USofCare announced the hire today of Allison O’Toole as Director of State Affairs, a new addition to the leadership team. She joins Executive Director Emily Barson and Director of Public Affairs Tom Kise.
News & Updates
A note from our Executive Director: February 2018
USofCare’s Executive Director answers questions about the new organization. As we grow, we look forward to continuing the dialogue.
Federal Efforts, News & Updates, Research, Resources, State Efforts
Health Affairs Blog: States That Have Aimed To Close The Coverage Gap—What Can We Learn?
The healthcare system could afford each person $10,000—if not for wasted costs and ineffective care. By closing the coverage gap, everyone in the U.S. could have access to health care. USofCare is partnering with Penn LDI to develop research-backed resources and approaches to policymakers. This report identifies common challenges encountered by states in attempts to close the coverage gap, summarizes important lessons learned, and highlights the themes across states.
USofCare Launches With Aim of Achieving Affordable Care for Every American
A broad group of health care leaders launched USofCare today to ensure that every single American has access to quality, affordable health care. We will put health care over politics and work together across party lines to find solutions. First, we will launch a national listening tour to hear from stakeholders and develop resources and expertise to deliver real and lasting results.
News & Updates, Research, Resources
Survey Results: Informed and Engaged Citizens’ Views on Health Care
Hart Research Associates and Public Opinion Strategies’ online survey showed us that 9 in 10 people want to put health care over politics. The survey also found that people prioritize quality, affordable health care over coverage.