New National Group to Address Big Healthcare Issues

A new healthcare policy/advocacy group – United States of Care – launched last week to ensure that “every single American has access to quality, affordable healthcare regardless of health status, social need, or income.” The non-partisan, non-profit group listed its core principles as: “Every American should have an affordable regular source of care for themselves and their families ... All Americans should be protected from financial devastation because of illness or injury ... Policies to achieve these aims must be fiscally responsible and win the political support needed to ensure long-term stability.”

The ambitious group is led by a Board of Directors & Founder’s Council with members ranging from former Republican U.S. Senator Bill Frist, M.D. to Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson, who is a mental health advocate. MHA Member Dr. David Torchiana, the CEO of Partners HealthCare is a Founder’s Council member.  Learn more here.