This is the first resource in Families USA’s People First Care initiative.
There are two principal financial drivers of unaffordable, inequitable health care and poor health for the American people:
- Firstly, healthcare industry consolidation has led to uncontrolled price hikes that families are left to bear. High health care prices are driven by big healthcare corporations and medical monopolies.
- Secondly, fee-for-service economics as the predominant payment model in the U.S. health care system.
This paper, the first in a series, lays out the profound dysfunction in our health care system and a new policy agenda to address that dysfunction.