What We Do
Leading the Fight for Better Health Care and Lower Costs For All
Advocate for Policy Change to Congress and the Executive Branch
The extensive health policy experience and deep and strong relationships that our team has with leadership and staff in Congress and at the White House gives Protect Our Care unparalleled influence over national health policy making.
Organize and Communicate in Communities Across the Country
In 2024, Protect Our Care has teams in 10 states: Arizona, California, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. In 2023, our state programs held 141 events in 14 states featuring 25 U.S. Representatives, 8 U.S. Senators, 11 Biden Administration officials, and 55 state and local elected officials. Our events included the active participation of 146 citizen advocates and storytellers and generated 364 clips and 46 op-eds.
Create Narratives and Messaging That Are Used by the Media, Members of Congress and our Partners
We commission polling on health care issues that informs our messaging and enables us to run tightly orchestrated, narrative-shaping initiatives that integrate the voices of policy makers with those of people who are directly impacted by health care policies. We share and evangelize those narratives and results across a broad spectrum of allies and audiences.
Educate and Engage
We produce hundreds of reports and fact sheets that summarize complex health care policy ideas for our partners and grassroots activists. We also host virtual and in person events with media, citizens, Members of Congress, and other elected officials.
Our annual bus tour connects health care activists with each other, with the media and with their elected officials. In 2023, our “Care Force One” bus tour traveled 8,000 miles and included 31 events in 14 states. The POC team was joined at these stops by 3 Senators, 8 U.S. Representatives, 1 governor, 3 attorneys general and lieutenant governors, 36 local officials, and dozens of health care storytellers and advocates.
Amplify the Voices of Health Care Storytellers
We have the largest and most effective network of health care storytellers in the country. This extraordinary group of people, from all demographic backgrounds, and from all walks of life, are eager to tell their personal stories about how having access to high quality and affordable health care saved their life and/or the life of someone they love.