Today, United States of Care announced its first Chief Executive Officer, Natalie Davis. USofCare works toward a future where all people have dependable access to high quality health care in a way that meets their unique needs at a price they can afford. To succeed, we must expand access to quality, affordable health care in the near term, while paving a path toward durable federal policies centered on the needs of people.
Natalie Davis has worked for nearly two decades to shape and implement American health care policies to improve the lives of all people. In 2018, Davis, Andy Slavitt, and fellow national health care leaders launched United States of Care to ensure that everyone in the country has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need, or income.
Davis is relentless in her people-centered approach to build health care solutions and has a history of building partnerships – with leaders, organizations, advocates, and everyday people – to create positive change in our country’s health care system.
Andy Slavitt, former Senior Advisor to President Biden’s COVID-19 Response Team, and a Co-founder of USofCare and Board Chair Emeritus said:
“Natalie’s superpower is to bring the voices of ordinary Americans into the policymaking world and drive change that is meaningful and long-lasting. For every person to have access to care, it is going to take leaders like Natalie along with all of our support.”
Davis has been serving as acting Executive Director and was previously the Managing Director of Public Engagement for USofCare. In those roles she has engineered the unique people-centered approach to use people’s shared values to drive solution creation and policy change.
Elena Hung, Executive Director and Co-founder of Little Lobbyists and USofCare Founders Council member added:
“I am excited to see Natalie as the CEO of United States of Care and for her to continue to lead the national conversation on health care! Her compassion, thirst to understand people’s realities, and commitment to centering their true health care experiences will help ensure that our nation’s health care policies will work better for all and leave no one behind.”
Before co-founding USofCare, Davis served nearly ten years at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. There, she was deeply engaged in one of the country’s largest expansions of health care in modern history.
While Director of Strategic Engagement at the Bipartisan Policy Center, she worked to launch the Future of Health Reform initiative which serves as a resource to policymakers by developing effective and politically viable solutions to our nation’s health care challenges.
“We’re thrilled that Natalie Davis will become United States of Care’s next Chief Executive Officer. Natalie’s strategic vision, passion for the mission, and deep knowledge of health care policy make her the ideal person to build on United States of Care’s work to expand affordable health coverage to all Americans,” said Mario Molina, MD, USofCare Board Chair.
Also a social entrepreneur, Davis also helped found Town Hall Ventures and The Medicaid Transformation Project, both of which focus on bringing the best of innovation and care delivery to diverse communities.
“The time for meaningful change is now. United States of Care is working towards a future where all people have dependable access to high quality health care in a way that meets their unique needs at a price they can afford. Urgent action and new solutions are needed now to address long-standing problems with our health care system and build the system that truly meets people’s needs,” said Davis. “In the wake of the pandemic, changemakers have the opportunity to create solutions that will truly meet people’s health care needs — not just now, but forever.”
Davis expressed deep gratitude to the USofCare Board for entrusting her with the stewardship of the organization. She further declared her humble commitment to the USofCare staff, whose passion and talent she noted are the backbone of the organization’s progress now and in the future.