WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Americans grow increasingly concerned about the country’s health care outlook and its impact on their lives, leaders from across the health care field have come together to form the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future (PAHCF).

PAHCF is a diverse, patient-focused coalition committed to pragmatic solutions to strengthen our nation’s health care system, so it works for all Americans. It is comprised of the nation’s leading doctors, clinicians, community hospitals, health insurance providers, and biopharmaceutical companies. Its mission is to improve what’s working in health care and fix what’s not. PAHCF supports building on the strength of employer-provided health coverage and preserving Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs that so many Americans depend on, so we can deliver affordability, expand options, improve access, and foster continued innovation in medical care.

For many Americans, including the more than 180 million who rely on employer-provided health care coverage, their current coverage works and people are able to access quality care that fits their needs. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, individuals who were not covered by employers were given opportunities to access more affordable coverage. Many Americans, however, still face limited access to affordable, high-quality health care and too few options.

“This coalition brings together a broad and diverse group of American health care leaders who are on the front lines of care delivery. Together, we believe that there is more that can be done to strengthen our current health care system, advocate for commonsense solutions, and fix what is broken,” said Erik Smith, PAHCF’s spokesperson. “The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future will work to find ways to improve the parts of our health care system that work, including Medicare, Medicaid, and other government programs, and it will identify how, together, we can expand health care access and options, foster continued innovation and improve affordability.”

The United States produces some of the best physicians, nurses, and medical researchers in the world. Our country has been home to unparalleled advances in medical care and innovative cures for disease previously thought untreatable. PAHCF will work with partners in every sector of the American health care system, patient groups, and advocates to deliver affordability, expand options, improve access, and foster continued innovation for all Americans.

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About the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future

The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future (PAHCF) is a coalition of the nation’s leading doctors, clinicians, community hospitals, health insurance providers, and biopharmaceutical companies committed to delivering affordability, expanding options, improving access, and fostering innovation in the U.S. health care system for all Americans. www.AmericasHealthCareFuture.org