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.
Research, Resources, Virtual Care
Barriers Providers Face in Providing Equitable Virtual Care to Patients
At USofCare, we recognize the urgency with which a virtual care system of the future that focuses on people’s needs and removes barriers to equitable access needs to be built. As we continue to work toward a virtual care system that closes gaps in access for all people, this brief spotlights the unique challenges and experiences of providers–with a particular eye toward safety net providers–in providing equitable virtual care to patients.
Federal Efforts, News & Updates
USofCare Responds to Federal Communications Commission Request for Comment on Allowing Flexibility for State Medicaid Programs to Leverage Text Messaging to Support Continuity of Coverage
On May 17, United States of Care submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to a letter…
Health Care Costs, News & Updates, Public Option, State Efforts
United States of Care Provides Comment to Oregon Policymakers on Enhancing Access to Affordable Coverage to More Oregonians
On May 13, United States of Care provided public comment during a meeting of the Bridge Plan Task Force created under HB 4035 that is tasked with developing the framework and identifying the federal funding pathway for the Bridge Plan.