Headed into 2017, our nation is at a turning point. As Washington debates the future of the health care system, it can be easy to lose sight of what’s at stake for millions of Americans. But health care shouldn’t be a political football.

At Families USA, we believe that every American deserves access to quality, affordable health care. And we believe that consumer voices need to be at the center of our country’s health care debate.

For over 20 years, Families USA has worked to elevate people’s experiences in the media, with policymakers, and in our advocacy materials. We’ve fought hard to make sure that consumers have a seat at the table in conversations about the future of Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act.

Right now, it’s more important than ever to come forward and share your experiences.

By telling us your story, you help speak for people who may be facing issues just like yours. You have the opportunity to help change the future for millions of Americans.

How does it work?

Submit your story using the form below. After you submit your story, a member of our staff may contact you to learn more about your situation and to ensure that Families USA understands your story in detail.

Families USA will match participants with opportunities to share their stories publicly. Opportunities may include: requests from the media, policymakers, and advocates; use in our online efforts; and use in our policy briefs.

We will always ask your permission before we release any contact information or highlight your story, and you can always opt out of any opportunity.

By submitting your story you agree to our consent and release guidelines.