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 our country’s progress over the past decade that 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. 
 

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, 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 we train the health care workforce necessary to meet the needs of all people living in America today and in the future

 

1 Peterson Center on Healthcare and KFF, 2020.
2 The Commonwealth Fund, 2019.
3 Gallup, 2018.