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Who We Are

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At United States of Care, we are listening to people’s needs, developing policy solutions, and partnering with others to ensure our health care system works for everyone.

Our Mission

To ensure that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need or income.

Our Goal

To expand access to quality, affordable health care in the near term while paving a path to​ward durable, people-centered federal policies that achieve our mission.

Our Vision

We envision a health care system that provides people with high-quality, personalized care that meets their unique needs at a price they can afford. In this improved, easy-to-navigate system, people will know they can depend on their health care coverage throughout life’s changes, and get the care they need, when and how they need it.

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Equity Statement

United States of Care is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible health care system for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, socioeconomic status, age, ability, location, sexual orientation, and additional intersecting identities.

We recognize that health care disparities stem from systematic, institutional, and historical barriers. Our mission is to dismantle these barriers and foster a just, equitable, and responsive health care system.

We ground our work in the principle of ‘listening loudly.’ While continuously looking for common areas for improvement, we center the insights and experiences of persons most impacted by systemic health care barriers, particularly people of color, individuals in rural areas, and those with low incomes. 

As we address each issue, we aim to intentionally understand and respond to the needs of the most affected communities. This approach is central to our United Solutions of Care agenda for reform, which includes advocating for an affordable, dependable, personalized health care system that people can understand.

Our organization continuously seeks to address disparities through policies and practices, both internally and externally. We prioritize partnering with underrepresented communities, acknowledging their experiences, and centering their voices. We believe a system that meets the needs of historically underserved communities will work for everyone.

We respect the unique needs, experiences, and strengths of all individuals and communities in our work. We understand that the journey toward health equity is ongoing, and we are dedicated to learning, evolving, and making sustained efforts toward this goal.
We invite all who share our vision to join us as we collectively strive to build a health care system that acknowledges and addresses disparities and empowers every individual with the care they deserve, forging a path towards a healthier, more compassionate, and truly inclusive nation.

Our Values

Our values are how we work internally and externally, what we hold up and celebrate, and what we are constantly striving for and aspiring to be as an organization.

  • People-Centered: Everything we do is centered around people: we work to solve the biggest problems in health care by listening, inviting new and different perspectives, and grounding our approach in the people affected by the system. Diverse voices and experiences, inside and outside of USofCare, matter and deserve to be heard. 
  • Culture of Care: Our mission of health and well-being extends to all of our relationships. We approach our relationships – internally and externally – by recognizing, respecting, and valuing the whole person, and we care first about each other’s humanity. We know that part of caring for each other is providing and receiving thoughtful, direct feedback.
  • Innovative Problem Solvers: We tackle big, complicated problems by being innovative, looking for alternative approaches, and adjusting current thinking in new ways. We thrive on finding solutions to challenges and approach them with curiosity, determination and creativity. We collaborate because we know that there is power in the number of minds and diversity of perspectives in tackling big problems. 
  • Adaptability: We know that not everything goes according to plan. We approach our work with flexibility and adaptability by embracing uncertainty, celebrating change, and being excited about the unknown. We balance thoughtful preparation with the need for timely execution. We believe that being nimble and action-oriented is part of making a real impact. 
  • Accountability: We approach all of our work and partnerships with intentionality and preparedness. We expect all of our teams and co-workers to contribute fully, take initiative, and appropriately seek input from others.  We believe in teamwork, direct communication, and that we each have a responsibility to support each other to get to the best outcome.

Our Approach

We’re pioneering a new approach to drive change that will make a difference in people’s lives.

We believe that in order to have a health care system where everyone can access quality affordable health care, we must start by listening to people and include them at every step of change. From understanding people’s needs, to policy innovation and design, to pushing for change through our state and federal efforts, USofCare is putting people FIRST.

We’re building a better health care system by employing a unique cross-sector approach to prioritizing, creating and advancing policies that meet the needs of people and result in a more equitable health care system.

Andy Slavitt

There is nothing more serious. There’s nothing that has more importance than access to health care in our country.

Andy Slavitt Co-Founder of United States of Care and Board Chair Emeritus

To Improve Health Care, We Need Bipartisan Solutions

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, M.D. and Founder of Grapevine Health, discusses the importance of understanding the challenges of accessibility and affordability, why health care should not be a political issue, and the need for more bipartisan solutions.

2020 Annual Report

When 2020 began, we could have never predicted all that would lie ahead. No one could. We faced a year of a pandemic that’s claimed more than 700,000 lives.

USofCare is proud of what we accomplished in 2020 — what we accomplished not just in spite of the trials the year held, but because of them.

2020 annual report cover

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