Consumers First

Consumers First is a new alliance that brings together powerful interests from consumers, children, employers, labor unions, and primary care providers working to change the fundamental economic incentives and design of the health care system. Our work is to realign the incentives and design of health care so that the system truly delivers the health and high quality care that all families across our nation deserve. 

Consumers First has issued A Call to Action to consumer health care organizations, employers, labor unions, health care professionals, and allies across the nation to join in efforts to uproot the fundamental economic distortions in the nation’s health care payment and delivery system to ensure that the best health and health care are affordable and accessible for every person across the country.

Over the next several months, Consumers First will release a focused Congressional and Administrative policy agenda and invite other groups to join this effort. Together we will work to ensure that the nation’s health care system finally fulfills its obligation to the people it serves by providing affordable, high-quality, cost-effective care to everyone.

Listen to Consumers First's inaugural telebriefing here (5/14/2019).

The steering committee of Consumers First is made up of leading consumer advocacy, employer, labor, and provider organizations:

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Benefits Council

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of Teachers

Families USA

First Focus

Pacific Business Group on Health