Health Care For All of Massachusetts
1985, Health Care For All (HCFA) is one of the most dynamic state-based
consumer health advocacy organizations in the country. Our mission is to create
a consumer-centered health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable,
accessible, culturally-competent, high-quality care for everyone, especially
the most vulnerable among us.
HCFA works to expand health care access, improve quality and control costs in Massachusetts through its sponsorship of numerous policy advocacy coalitions. These coalitions bring together a wide variety of organizations to work in concert to make health care changes. By uniting diverse constituencies, HCFA is able to magnify its policy reach on many fronts. HCFA also helps thousands of individuals enroll in and renew their health coverage each year through our consumer assistance HelpLine. We use the health care access barriers that HelpLine callers report to inform our state-level health advocacy agenda.
The organization’s achievements include leading four waves of broad Massachusetts health reform, including legislation in 2006 that was the precursor for the Affordable Care Act. The latest legislation in 2012 resulted in the nation’s first comprehensive law aimed at controlling health care cost growth through adoption of alternative payment methodologies, care coordination, and investments in technology, wellness and prevention. For more information, please visit www.hcfama.org.