United States of Care, Accessed February 7, 2018
The mission of United States of Care is to ensure that every single American has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need, or income.
A new non-partisan non-profit, we are building and mobilizing a movement to achieve long-lasting solutions that make health care better for everyone. United States of Care will help make it happen by working with Americans from across the country, policymakers, physicians and other clinicians, caregivers, and business, civic, and religious leaders.
We must change the conversation and create a new narrative that puts health care over politics by redefining the goal in human, not political terms, and supporting a positive, practical, and lasting approach.
United States of Care’s principles are:
* Affordable Source of Care: Every American should have an affordable regular source of care for themselves and their families
* Protection from Financial Devastation: All Americans should be protected from financial devastation because of illness or injury
* Political and Economic Viability: Policies to achieve these aims must be fiscally responsible and win the political support needed to ensure long-term stability
Board of Directors
Andy Slavitt, Former acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Steve Beshear, Former Governor of Kentucky (Democrat)
Kristie Canegallo, Former Deputy White House Chief of Staff to President Obama
Jim Douglas, Former Governor of Vermont (Republican)
Dave Durenberger, Former United States Senator from Minnesota (Republican)
William Frist, M.D., Former United States Senate Majority Leader from Tennessee (Republican)
Rhonda Medows, M.D., Executive Vice President, Providence St. Joseph Health
For the 52 members of the Founder’s Council, use this link:
United States of Care
By Don McCanne, M.D.
“The mission of United States of Care is to ensure that every single American has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need, or income.” That can be accomplished by enacting a well designed single payer national health program. In contrast, building on our current dysfunctional system will always fall short.
In establishing this organization, Andy Slavitt says that we must put “health care over politics.” Yet the several politicians involved are either Republicans (majority) or conservative neo-liberal Democrats (minority). The 52 members of the Founder’s Council (link to list above) include many strong supporters of the Affordable Care Act. There are many representatives of the health care industry. There are many outspoken opponents to single payer reform, aka Medicare for all. Yet there is not one individual who has taken a prominent stance in favor of single payer, even though a majority of Americans do support Medicare for All.
This organization that professes to place itself above politics is already smothered in anti-single payer politics and is doomed to fail. Sad.
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