What We Do
Building a Better Health Care System
Our goal is to 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 which achieves our mission.
Addressing people’s health care needs
Research & Listening
Innovation & Policy Design
State & Federal Efforts
Identifying and pushing forward key priorities
Achieving short and long term success
Health Care That Meets People’s Needs
We envision 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.
This means building a better health care system based on the following outcomes:
- Affordable: People have certainty they can afford their health care.
- Dependable: People have the security and freedom that dependable health care coverage provides as life changes.
- Personal: People can get the personalized care they need, when and how they need it.
- Understandable: People experience a health care system that’s understandable and easy to navigate.
What We Do
Challenging the System
At United States of Care, we aim to drive a unique, cross-sector, people-centered approach to prioritizing, creating and advancing state and federal policies that meet people’s needs. Our work is in three keys areas:
Research & Listening to PeoplePioneering a new approach to uniquely and deeply understand people’s needs to guide our work.
Innovation & Policy DesignDriving health care policy design centered on the needs of people and mapping the building blocks of the health care system.
State & Federal EffortsSecuring targeted near- and long-term health care wins that address people’s needs.
Our Current Priorities
Our nation’s elected leaders face monumental challenges in improving our health care system. We prioritize improvements that will build the health care system people want.
COVID-19 Pandemic Response
COVID-19 is shining a light on historical inequities in our care system and the underlying disparity and access issues, especially for the most vulnerable. Our team continues to provide real-time resources for federal and state leaders responding to the pandemic.
Health Care Costs
USofCare is working to make sure that people across the country have certainty they can afford their health care. People want to know that they can afford the care they receive and that they won’t have to choose between their health and potential bankruptcy.
Getting the health coverage that people need has become too expensive for too many Americans. A public health insurance option, often called a “public option” is an emerging solution that would create a high quality, dependable, more affordable option for health insurance.
Through our listening work and public opinion surveys, we know that people want the certainty they can afford their health care and the security and freedom that dependable health care coverage provides as life changes.
Though demand for mental health care continues to grow, the American mental health care delivery system is underprepared for response. USofCare is working to make sure that people across the country can access the mental health care they need, when they need it.
With a focus on improving implementation of virtual care to increase access to care, we will achieve our goals that people can get the personalized care they need, when and how they need it.
We work at the state and federal levels to secure legislative, executive and administrative solutions that most effectively address people’s needs.
Federal Efforts, Press Release
United States of Care: Time to Create a More Dependable Health Care System After SCOTUS Upholds ACA
On June 17, 2021, Natalie Davis, co-Founder and Acting Executive Director of United States of Care, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling in the California v. Texas case that sought to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act.
Press Release, Public Option
United States of Care Celebrates Colorado’s Enactment of Major People-Centered Health Care Affordability Law
United States of Care (USofCare) today applauded the Colorado General Assembly and Governor Jared Polis for enacting HB-1232, the Colorado Health Insurance Option into law.
Press Release, Public Option
United States of Care Celebrates Nevada’s Second-in-the-Nation Public Health Insurance Law
June 9, 2021: United States of Care issued the following statement today in response to Governor Steve Sisolak signing Nevada’s historic public health insurance option legislation (SB240) into law, a move that will expand access to equitable, quality, affordable health care.