We work to strengthen public health systems and improve health care coverage, access, and affordability.
What We're Working On
What We're Doing
Increasing vaccination rates to end the pandemic
Vaccination is key to ending the COVID-19 pandemic and avoiding preventable illness, death, and economic loss. We promote equitable vaccine policy and leveraging governmental and employers’ power to promote vaccination and pandemic recovery.
Strengthening public health infrastructure
The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed inequities and existing weaknesses in the United States’ public health infrastructure. We’re focused on improving health equity by investing in public health, addressing social and economic factors that affect health, and preparing for future health threats.
Improving access to affordable health coverage
We’re dedicated to bolstering affordable, high-quality health coverage options. By building on the Affordable Care Act, closing the Medicaid coverage gap, and innovating progressive solutions, we envision a world in which everyone can access care.
Lowering health care prices and consumer costs
Health care affordability is a top consumer concern, and prices for health care and prescription drugs are inaccessibly high for many. One of our key priorities is improving America’s health by lowering costs to ensure all people can afford to manage their health.
By the Numbers
Life expectancy fell by 1.9 years in the pandemic—8.5 times more than peer countries.
Woolf, “Effect of the covid-19 pandemic in 2020 on life expectancy across populations” (2021).
The U.S. spends 2 times more as peer countries on health, with 8% lower life expectancy.
CAP, “The Declining Health of Americans” (2021).
Closing the Medicaid coverage gap would save 7,000 lives per year.
CAP, “Closing the Medicaid Coverage Gap Would Save 7,000 Lives Each Year” (2021).
COVID hospitalized Black and Hispanic people at a rate 2.8 times higher than white people.
CDC, “Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death by Race/Ethnicity” (2021).
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Biden’s Policies Are Lowering the Costs of and Expanding Access to Health Care
Recent legislative victories are making it easier for Americans to obtain health coverage, afford prescription drugs, and live healthier lives.
Opinion: Leave doctors and patients to make reproductive decisions
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Expanding Access and Protections in States Where Abortion Is Legal
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How the Inflation Reduction Act Reduces Health Care Costs
The Inflation Reduction Act’s health insurance subsidies and drug pricing reforms will improve health care affordability for Americans.
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This week on "The Tent," Daniella speaks with Dr. Vin Gupta about access to gender-affirming care, the gun violence epidemic, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Fatima Goss Graves on a Violent, Post-Roe America
This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Fatima Goss Graves discuss abortion rights and how white supremacy fuels gun violence.