As an activist philanthropy, Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut strategically employs community organizing to take action. We also work in broad-based partnerships and support data-driven policy making and advocacy.
In 2006, we launched healthcare4every1, a statewide advocacy campaign that built groundswell support for health reform. Thanks to the tireless efforts of thousands of residents, many committed partner organizations and leaders, including elected officials, the campaign resulted in passage of landmark state health reform laws in 2009 and 2011.
We pushed early on for passage of the federal Affordable Care Act, anticipating the benefits and opportunities for residents and our state. Designed to rollout over the next decade, the law will bring big changes in the way residents purchase health coverage, starting in 2014.
We are deeply committed to advocacy for the effective implementation of the new reforms and maximizing the opportunities they bring for improving quality, controlling costs and innovating transformative change.