Health care reform

Affordable, accessible health care and coverage

Health care reform

Affordable, accessible health care and coverage

At the heart of Kaiser Permanente’s mission is the belief that all people deserve access to high-quality, affordable health care. We are committed to achieving that mission by building on the progress our country has made since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which has enabled more people to access health care and coverage than ever before.

We support a model of care that best serves patients by aligning physicians and health plans to drive coordination wherever patients receive care. This model rewards quality clinical outcomes instead of encouraging unnecessary and often extremely expensive treatments. 


of nonelderly Americans rely on employer coverage1


of covered Americans rate their coverage as "excellent" or "good"2


of patients rate their health care as "excellent" or "good"3

We are committed to guiding principles that improve health care coverage and care delivery by:

  • Achieving universal coverage, which means providing everyone with affordable access to high-quality care and coverage through a mix of public and private programs
  • Stabilizing existing pathways to coverage including Medicare, Medicaid, employer groups, and the Affordable Care Act
  • Promoting coordinated, value-based care, as delivered by Kaiser Permanente and other integrated care delivery organizations that have a proven track record of providing great value and evidence-based, superior outcomes
  • Addressing underlying cost drivers, including exploitative pharmaceutical pricing practices, which drive up overall costs for the health care system and every person receiving care
  • Ensuring the United States health care system trains the health care workforce necessary to meet the needs of all people living in America today and in the future


1 KFF, 2021.
2 Gallup, 2022.
3 Gallup, 2022.