COVERAGE AND WHY IT MATTERS
What Is Coverage?
In short, coverage ensures you can afford the care you need to be and stay healthy.
The Benefits of Coverage
Having access to comprehensive, high quality and affordable health insurance coverage allows all people to live a healthy life where they can reach their full potential. At Families USA, “coverage” is our call to action to fix the poor accessibility and affordability of America’s broken health care system.
A high quality, accessible and affordable system means you are able to get comprehensive care that improves your health and allows you to stay economically secure.
A low quality, inaccessible and unaffordable system means that you may not be able to pay for health insurance, and even if you can, it may not cover what you need.
A CORE FOCUS AREA
Coverage is at the heart of Families USA’s organizational mission—achieving accessible, affordable and high-quality health care and improved health for all.
Importantly, health justice for all cannot be achieved unless we take bold action to solve the challenges in delivering comprehensible, accessible and affordable care posed by our current system.
FAMILIES USA’S COVERAGE GOALS
accessible to everyone.
Every child, every family, every individual should have access to quality, affordable health care to achieve health and their full potential.
affordable to everyone.
Our health should not depend on our wealth. Comprehensive health insurance coverage is critical to making sure that we do not have to make impossible choices between medical care and things like putting food on the table.
high quality and includes
the services needed to
Having access to and being able to afford health insurance means nothing if it not comprehensive enough to address people’s needs.
This includes working in a nonpartisan manner with community leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders to identify innovative ways to to ensure health insurance works for all people in the nation.
5 RECENT BIG WINS ON THE PATH TO HIGH¬QUALITY CARE
04.15.2021 / Issue Brief