The Coalition draws its strength from its diverse members. As a nonpartisan and nonprofit coalition of more than 90 participating organizations, NCHC represents medical societies, businesses, unions, health care providers, faith-based associations, pension and health funds, insurers, and groups representing consumers, patients, women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Taking these individuals together, the Coalition represents more than 150 million Americans. NCHC continuously engages key members through its Forum series, Policy Committee meetings, and one-on-one Hill meetings. Taken together, these discussions formed the basis of the Coalition’s advocacy strategy, policy positions, and messaging. Have your voice heard. To inquire how your organization can join, click here.
Consumer, Patient and Public Interest Organizations
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Children’s Defense Fund
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Georgetown University Center for Children and Families
Japanese American Citizens League
League of Women Voters
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Consumers League
National Council of La Raza
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Adrian Dominican Sisters
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
Presbyterian Church, USA
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
The Episcopal Church
The Salvation Army
Union for Reform Judaism
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
Adrian Dominican SistersThe Adrian Dominican Sisters are an international Congregation of more than 700 vowed women religious whose roots go back to St. Dominic in the 13th century. They minister in 29 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and in seven countries. The Sisters serve in such ministries as education, administration, law, social work, health care, pastoral ministry, music, art and office work.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaThe Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has more than 10,000 congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 4.2 million members. It is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. The ELCA practices its faith through worship, service and education, and also strives to make a difference in practical, realistic ways.
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USASince its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States. The NCC’s member faith groups—from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches—include 45 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation.
Presbyterian Church, USAThe Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States. It has nearly 2 million members across over 10,000 congregations.
Religious Action Center of Reform JudaismFor 50 years, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (“the RAC”) has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in Washington, D.C. As the DC office of the Union for Reform Judaism, the RAC educates and mobilizes the Reform Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on more than 70 different issues, including economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, Israel and more.
The Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion. It has 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, it is a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ.
The Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army was founded as an evangelical organization dedicated to bringing people into a meaningful relationship with God through Christ. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army is famous for its work with people who have fallen on hard times: it offers help to the elderly, the young, offenders, drug addicts and blind and disabled people.
Union for Reform JudaismThe Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is a dynamic network of congregations, lay leaders, clergy and professionals across North America. Its progressive, inclusive approach unites thousands of years of Jewish tradition and values with modern Jewish experience to strengthen Judaism today and for future generations. Through programs, information and networking opportunities provided by the URJ, its nearly 900 member congregations enhance their capacity to build and expand community, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership.
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and SocietyThe United Methodist Church was founded in 1968 by the union of The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The Church lives out its mission by engaging in ministry with the poor, combating diseases of poverty by improving health globally, creating new places for new people and renewing existing congregations, and developing principled Christian leaders.
Health Care Payers
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Alliance of Community Health Plans
Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP)
SCAN Health Plan
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Kaiser PermanenteKaiser Permanente (KP) is an insurer with a commitment to quality and care for more than 60 years. Founded in 1945, KP is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, serving 12.2 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, California.
AIDS Healthcare FoundationLos Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 200,000 patients in 28 countries. Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide, and is currently the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S.
Alliance of Community Health PlansThe Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is a national leadership organization bringing together innovative health plans and provider groups that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care. ACHP’s member health plans provide coverage and care for more than 18 million Americans. These 23 organizations focus on improving the health of the communities they serve and are on the leading edge of innovations in affordability and quality of care, including primary care redesign, payment reforms, accountable health care delivery and use of information technology.
Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP)The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) is a national trade association representing 58 nonprofit safety net health plans in 24 states. ACAP’s mission is to strengthen not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans in their work to improve the health of lower income and vulnerable populations. Collectively, ACAP plans serve more than eleven million enrollees, representing more than 50 percent of individuals enrolled in Medicaid-focused health plans.
SCAN Health PlanSCAN Health Plan is a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan headquartered in Long Beach, California. Founded in 1977, SCAN is dedicated to helping members in California and Arizona live how and where they choose, with the assistance they might need as they get older.
SNP AllianceThe SNP Alliance is a national leadership organization dedicated to improving total quality and cost performance through specialized managed care, and advancing integration of health care for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. As an invitation only leadership group, our membership includes representation from many of the nation's leading health plan organizations. SNP Alliance members serve over 50 percent of Special Needs Plans (SNPs) enrollees with representation from all SNP types, including those serving: (1) beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid benefits (D-SNPs); (2) those diagnosed with a severe or disabling chronic condition (C-SNPs); and (3) those living in or eligible for nursing home care (I-SNPs). About three-quarters of the Alliance’s members operate fully-integrated, dual-eligible SNPs (FIDESNPs) or plans in the CMS Financial Alignment demonstration (MMPs).
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits TrustThe UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (the “Trust”) provides health care benefits for retired UAW members of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, along with their eligible dependents. When the Trust launched in January 2010, it became the largest non-governmental purchaser of retiree health care in the United States.
Health Care Providers and Professional Organizations
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Nursing
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association of Birth Centers
American College of Cardiology
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
American College of Emergency Physicians
American College of Nurse-Midwives
American College of Surgeons
American Dental Education Association
Catholic Health Association of the United States
Marshfield Clinic Health System
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
National Association of Community Health Centers
National Rural Health Association
CVS HealthCVS Health is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States with integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care. Through its unique suite of assets, it is reinventing pharmacy to offer innovative solutions that help people on their path to better health. At the same time, CVS Health is highly focused on lowering overall health care costs for plan members and payers.
340B Health340B Health is a membership organization of more than 1,300 public and private nonprofit hospitals and health systems in the federal 340B drug pricing program. The organization formed in 1993 to increase the affordability and accessibility of pharmaceutical and clinical care for the nation's poor and underserved populations. 340B Health monitors, educates, and serves as an advocate on federal legislative and regulatory issues related to drug pricing and other pharmacy matters affecting safety-net providers.
American Academy of Family PhysiciansThe American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing 105,900 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.
American Academy of NursingThe Academy serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Every day across America, the Academy and its members create and execute knowledge-driving and policy-related initiates to drive reform of America’s health system.
American Academy of PediatricsThe American Academy of Pediatrics is a professional membership organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists, and pediatric surgical specialists. The mission of the AAP is to attain optimal physical, mental, social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this mission, the AAP supports the professional needs of its members.
American Association of Birth CentersThe American Association of Birth Centers is a nonprofit membership organization that provides the nation’s most comprehensive resource on birth centers. It promotes and supports birth centers as a means to uphold the rights of healthy women and their families, in all communities, to birth their children in an environment which is safe, sensitive and cost-effective with minimal intervention.
American College of CardiologyThe American College of Cardiology (ACC), a 40,000-member nonprofit medical society, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. The ACC’s commitment to its members and their patients has driven the College to be a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and a steadfast supporter of cardiovascular research.
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) is a professional and scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice and research. ACCP’s membership of more than 14,000 clinical pharmacists comprises practitioners, scientists, educators, administrators, students, residents, fellows and others committed to excellence in clinical pharmacy and patient-centered pharmacotherapy.
American College of Emergency PhysiciansThe American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the oldest and largest national medical specialty organization representing physicians who practice emergency medicine. With more than 31,000 members, ACEP is the leading continuing education source for emergency physicians and the primary information resource on developments in the specialty. It promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients and the public.
American College of Nurse-MidwivesThe American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives in the United States. With roots dating to 1929, ACNM is the oldest women’s health care organization in the United States. ACNM provides research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress.
American College of SurgeonsThe American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. The College currently has approximately 78,000 members, including more than 4,000 fellows in other countries, making it the largest organization of surgeons in the world.
American Dental Education AssociationThe American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public.
CAPGAmerica’s Physician Groups is the nation’s leading professional association for accountable physician groups, composed of approximately 300 medical groups and independent practice associations (IPAs) across 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. America’s Physician Groups’ members operate under a capitated, coordinated care model that is the essence of the nation’s health reform movement from volume to value. Our Annual Conference 2018 will be held April 19-21, 2018 in San Diego.
Catholic Health Association of the United StatesSince 1915, Catholic health care organizations have come together to achieve their goals through the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). Through the association, the ministry raises its collective voice as a passionate voice for compassionate care, calling for justice in quality health care that works for everyone.
Childbirth ConnectionChildbirth Connection is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1918 as Maternity Center Association. Its mission is to improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families.
Marshfield Clinic Health SystemMarshfield Clinic is a health care system with over 50 locations in northern, central, and western Wisconsin. Initiatives for the future are rooted in this century-strong legacy of caring for our patients and community. MCHS is committed to being a regional destination for world-class care and a major job-creator for the local economy.
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)MGMA is the leading association for medical practice executives and leaders. They provide the networking, education, advocacy, tools and resources to build strong practices that deliver the best possible patient care. MGMA works with its affiliates and industry corporate supporters, as well as 50 state chapters, to bring members crucial information and resources they need to be successful in a growing healthcare market.
National Association of Community Health CentersNACHC works with a network of state health center and primary care organizations to serve health centers in a variety of ways. The mission of the NACHC is to promote the provision of high quality, comprehensive and affordable health care that is coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent, and community directed for all medically underserved populations.
National Rural Health AssociationThe National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.
PremierPremier is a collaborative healthcare alliance of approximately 2,900 U.S. community hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites. Our mission is simple: to improve the health of communities. As an industry leader, the Premier alliance has created one of the most comprehensive databases of actionable data, best practices and cost reduction strategies.
UnityPoint HealthUnityPoint Health is the nation’s 13th largest nonprofit health system and the fourth largest nondenominational health system. Each year, through more than 5 million patient visits, UnityPoint Health, UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home provide a full range of coordinated care to patients and families.
Actors’ Equity Association
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO
American Federation of Teachers
Communication Workers of America
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
Actors’ Equity AssociationActors’ Equity Association (“AEA” or “Equity”), founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans, for its members.
AFL-CIOThe AFL-CIO exists to represent people who work. It envisions a future in which work and all people who work are valued, respected and rewarded. While the AFL-CIO represents millions of working people who belong to unions and have the benefits of union membership, the labor federation embraces all people who share the common bond of work. It helps lead a movement for social and economic justice in America and the world.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIOAFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union. AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.
American Federation of TeachersThe American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness, democracy, economic opportunity and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for students, their families and communities. It is committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work of its members.
Communication Workers of AmericaCommunication Workers of America (CWA), the largest telecommunications union in the world, represents over 700,000 men and women in both private and public sectors, including over half a million workers who are building the Information Highway. CWA members work in telecommunications, broadcasting, cable TV, journalism, publishing, manufacturing, airlines, customer service, government service, health care, education and other fields.
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation WorkersSMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, is one of North America’s most dynamic and diverse unions with 216,000 members. SMART’s members ensure the quality of the air we breathe, promote energy efficiency, produce and provide the vital services that move products to market and passengers to their destinations.
International Brotherhood of Electrical WorkersIBEW represents approximately 675,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.
International Brotherhood of TeamstersThe Teamsters Union is made up of 1.4 million workers who are employed in a variety of public and private industries, along with approximately 500,000 retired members who maintain their affiliation. The Union’s primary responsibility is to organize and educate workers so that they will attain a higher standard of living.
International Federation of Professional & Technical EngineersThe International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), AFL-CIO & CLC, is a diverse labor union advocating on behalf of more than 80,000 women and men in professional, technical, administrative and associated occupations in the United States and Canada. Unique in representing highly educated and skilled women and men, IFPTE combines the collective bargaining strength of a union with the autonomy and specialization of a professional association.
SAG-AFTRASAG-AFTRA represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcasters, journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.
United Food and Commercial Workers International UnionThe United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is made up of more than 1.3 million people working primarily in grocery and retail stores, and in the food processing and meat packing industries. UFCW members are advocates for these workers, a collective voice for working people and the middle class, and a union of worker-activists fighting for social and economic justice and the American Dream.
Private Sector and Public Employers
American Library Association
California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)
Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association
Committee for Economic Development
Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health
Gross Electric, Inc.
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Midwest Business Group on Health
National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems
National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans
National Council on Teacher Retirement
New York State Teachers' Retirement System
Pacific Business Group on Health
Small Business Majority
American Library AssociationThe American Library Association was created to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. Its strategic plan calls for continued work in the areas of Advocacy for Libraries and the Profession, Diversity, Education and Lifelong Learning, Equitable Access to Information and Library Services, Intellectual Freedom, Literacy, Organizational Excellence and Transforming Libraries.
California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)CalPERS manages pension and health benefits for more than 1.6 million California public employees, retirees and their families. Its mission is to provide responsible and efficient stewardship of the System to deliver promised retirement and health benefits, while promoting wellness and retirement security for members and beneficiaries.
California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)CalSTRS is one of the oldest public pension systems in America. Its primary responsibility is to provide retirement benefits and services to teachers in public schools and community colleges. The mission of CalSTRS is to secure the financial future and sustain the trust of California’s educators.
Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement AssociationPERA provides retirement and other benefits to the employees of more than 500 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado. It is the 21st largest public pension plan in the United States. PERA’s mission is to promote long-term financial security for their membership while maintaining the stability of the fund.
Committee for Economic DevelopmentThe Committee for Economic Development (CED) is a nonprofit, non-partisan business-led public policy organization. CED conducts research on major economic and social issues and actively informs and engages the business community in an effort to achieve policy reform for the good of the nation. Membership is made up of some 200 senior corporate executives and university leaders who lead CED’s research and outreach efforts.
Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on HealthThe Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) represents the employer community in working with health plans, health care providers, and other system stakeholders to improve the value of health benefit spending for its members by improving healthcare quality and safety and reducing health care costs. The Coalition is committed to developing and implementing best practices for keeping employees and their family members healthy and productive, and ensuring that when they do need health care, it is accessible, affordable, high-quality, and safe.
Gross Electric, Inc.Since 1910, Gross Electric has been one of Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan’s leading independent electrical and lighting distributors. Its lighting showrooms and electrical counters service a wide range of contractor, commercial, institutional and retail customers.
International Foundation of Employee Benefit PlansThe International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to being a leading objective and independent global source of employee benefits, compensation and financial literacy education and information. The Foundation delivers education, information and research, and networking opportunities to thousands of benefits and compensation professionals who have come to rely on it for objective, accurate, and timely information.
Midwest Business Group on HealthThe Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) is a nonprofit, Chicago-based 501(c)(3) business coalition comprised primarily of human resource and health benefit professionals along with other health care stakeholders from over 100 large public and private organizations. MBGH’s mission is to advance leadership, collaboration and knowledge among employers and other stakeholders to continuously improve the quality and cost effectiveness of health benefits, health care and the health and productivity of the community.
National Conference on Public Employee Retirement SystemsThe National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) is the largest trade association for public sector pension funds, representing more than 550 funds throughout the United States and Canada. It is a unique nonprofit network of trustees, administrators, public officials and investment professionals who collectively manage nearly $3 trillion in pension assets held in trust for approximately 21 million public employees and retirees—including firefighters, law enforcement officers, teachers and other public servants.
National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer PlansNCCMP’s mission has remained constant: to assure an environment in which multiemployer plans can continue in their vital role in providing benefits to working Americans with a minimum of regulatory or other interference.
National Council on Teacher RetirementThe National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) is constituted as an independent association dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of public retirement systems in the United States and its territories to which teachers belong and to promoting the rights and benefits of all present and future members of the systems. NCTR membership includes 68 state, territorial and local pension systems, which serve more than 19 million active and retired teachers and other public employees.
New York State Teachers' Retirement SystemNYSTRS is the second-largest public retirement system in New York State and one of the 10-largest systems in the nation. NYSTRS administers a defined benefit plan that provides retirement, disability and death benefits to eligible New York State public school teachers and administrators. It serves more than 280,000 active members and nearly 147,000 retirees and beneficiaries.
Pacific Business Group on HealthFounded in 1989, Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit business coalitions focused on health care. PBGH works on many fronts to improve the quality and affordability of health care, often in close partnership with health insurance plans, physician groups, consumer organizations and others concerned about our health care system.
Small Business MajoritySmall Business Majority is an advocacy group founded and run by small business owners to focus on solving the biggest problems facing small businesses today. They actively engage small business owners and policymakers in support of solutions that promote small business growth and drive a strong economy. They advocate for policies that create jobs and maximize business opportunities and cost savings in healthcare reform, clean energy, access to capital and other areas.
Association for Accessible Medicines
Better Medicare Alliance
Best Doctors, Inc.
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
National Community Action Foundation
National Quality Forum
Partners in Care Foundation
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
Association for Accessible MedicinesThe Association for Accessible Medicines, formerly the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA), improves access to safe, quality and effective medicine. GPhA believes that health is the foundation for everything in life. Healthy people are better able to reach their full potential. Generics and biosimilars help more people in more places live healthier and longer. As manufacturers of 9 out of every 10 prescriptions dispensed in the U.S., members of the Association for Accessible Medicines form an integral, and powerful, part of the healthcare system.
Better Medicare AllianceBetter Medicare Alliance (BMA) advocates for over 22 million beneficiaries that have made the choice to enroll in Medicare Advantage. Seniors and people with disabilities deserve quality health care — and BMA believes Medicare Advantage provides the opportunity for a healthier future. Through research and policy insights, advocacy, and grassroots organizing, BMA hopes to advance the value, effectiveness, and sustainability of Medicare Advantage.
Best Doctors, Inc.Best Doctors was founded in 1989 by physicians affiliated with the Harvard Medical School to provide expert medical consultation services. Best Doctors helps individuals and their treating physicians be absolutely sure they have the right diagnosis and the right treatment. More than a traditional second opinion, Best Doctors delivers a comprehensive evaluation of a member’s medical condition—providing value to both patients and treating physicians.
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)Since its inception in 1991, the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has played a major role in realizing dramatic improvements in treating heart disease by establishing the safe use of new technologies, drugs and therapies in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Guided by visionary physicians who are passionate about advancing the field, CRF’s mission is to improve the survival and quality of life of those suffering from heart disease around the world.
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda.
National Community Action FoundationThe National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) is a private, nonprofit organization which serves as an advocate and lobbyist for programs that assist low-income families and individuals. Founded in 1981, NCAF represents Community Action Agencies (CAAs) as well as their state and regional associations to help amplify and enhance their work in local communities throughout the country, promoting self-sufficiency and sustainable poverty reduction.
National Quality ForumThe National Quality Forum (NQF) is a nonprofit organization that operates under a three-part mission to improve the quality of American healthcare by: building consensus on national priorities and goals for performance improvement and working in partnership to achieve them; endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance; and promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs. NQF’s unique structure enables private- and public-sector stakeholders to work together to craft and implement cross-cutting solutions to drive continuous quality improvement in the American healthcare system.
Partners in Care FoundationThe Partners in Care Foundation’s mission is to design and implement new models of evidence-based care that address the key social determinants of health. PICF aims to raise the quality and effectiveness of community-based healthcare and social services, while also simplifying the delivery of those services, and in so doing, create a continuum of care that can better help everyone.
Patient-Centered Primary Care CollaborativeFounded in 2006, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder membership organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home. Representing a broad group of public and private organizations, the PCPCC’s mission is to unify and engage diverse stakeholders in promoting policies and sharing best practices that support growth of high-performing primary care and achieve the “Quadruple Aim”: better care, better health, lower costs, and greater joy for clinicians and staff in delivery of care. The PCPCC is and will position itself as an advocacy organization—a coalition that serves as a “driver of change,” educating and advocating for ideas, concepts, policies, and programs that advance the goals of high-performing primary care as the foundation of our health care system.
Truth InitiativeTruth Initiative (previously known as the American Legacy Foundation), a national, independent public health organization, was created in 1999 out of the landmark Master Settlement Agreement between the tobacco industry, 46 state governments and five U.S. territories. Truth Initiative develops programs that address the health effects of tobacco use. It strives to help all young people reject tobacco and give everyone access to tobacco prevention and cessation services.
America’s Health Insurance Plans
American Hospital Association
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
America’s Health Insurance PlansAmerica’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. AHIP’s members provide health and supplemental benefits to more than 200 million Americans through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality and innovation.
American Hospital AssociationThe American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)The Service Employees International Union is an organization of 2-million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide, and they are dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.