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Consumers for Quality Care Delivers “Candidate’s Guide” on Health Care to Presidential Candidates to Help Guide Policy and Action

Thousands of Americans Signed Petition Urging Elected Officials to Change the Health Care System, Highlighting Consumer #HealthCareFail Stories 

WASHINGTON – Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) has delivered a Candidate’s Guide for Democratic candidates for president to give them a clearer understanding of what Americans want to see when it comes to health care. The Guide, which was sent to candidates, is accompanied by a petition signed by thousands of consumers urging elected officials to change the health care system for the better.

“A recent survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Consumers for Quality Care found that Americans are deeply frustrated with the health care system, and 77% believe policymakers are focused on the wrong things to improve health care. They want a new approach from politicians to fix the health care system, and we hope you take that into account during your campaign,” CQC’s board members wrote to the candidates.

Throughout this election cycle, CQC will also be highlighting real consumer stories from around the country as part of the recently-launched #HealthCareFail campaign. This campaign encourages candidates and other policymakers to place the utmost priority on health care solutions that provide better care and more certainty for all Americans. Online and through social media, CQC will feature videos and written stories about the problems consumers face at every step of accessing health care, using the hashtags #InsuranceFail, #MedicalBillingFail, #HospitalFail and #RxFail.

The full Candidate’s Guide can be found here and the petition can be found here. You can learn more about the #HealthCareFail campaign online at consumers4qualitycare.org/healthcarefail/

ABOUT

Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) is a coalition of advocates and former policy makers working to provide a voice for patients in the health care debate as they demand better care. CQC is led by a board of directors that includes the Honorable Donna Christensen, physician and former Member of Congress; Jim Manley, former senior advisor to Senators Edward Kennedy and Harry Reid; Scott Mulhauser, founder of Aperture Strategies and former senior advisor to the Senate Finance Committee and Vice President Joe Biden; and Jason Resendez, community advocate and Executive Director of the LatinosAgainstAlzheimer's Coalition.

To learn more about Consumers for Quality Care and the issues consumers are experiencing, visit www.consumers4qualitycare.org.


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