Making Health Care Fair is a public education and advocacy initiative originally developed by the National Physicians Alliance, now merged with Doctors For America. For our nation to achieve universal health care, we believe we must connect it to our shared American values—liberty, equality, and justice. Making Health Care Fair works to deepen understanding of our problems and work towards solutions. To achieve our goal of affordable, accessible, and high-quality health care for all, we must change how we talk about health care, connecting policy proposals to values and principles.
Special recognition of founding member, Jim Rickert. Jim Rickert is a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Indiana and a former NPA board member. He is president of The Society for Patient Centered Orthopedics and a long time advocate for patient concerns in our health care reform debates.
Ken Frisof is a retired family physician in Cleveland and an NPA board member. For the past thirty years, he has been active in the struggles for universal health care and health care justice, creating and serving in leadership positions in a number of national and state advocacy groups.
Jim Scott is a retired family physician. He practiced in a small town in Oregon for 20 years, followed by nearly 20 years in a variety of leadership positions focusing on quality, safety, and system improvement. He was involved in leadership of the National Physicians Alliance.
Marjorie Mitchell is a 30 year professional and advocate for persons with developmental disabilities and their families and an original organizer of MichUHCAN (Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network) and now serves as its President.
Gene King is a retired legal aid lawyer and director. He is the board chair of UHCAN-Ohio and was the first director of the Ohio Poverty Law Center. For more than 30 years, Gene has advocated in Ohio and nationally for expanding and improving access to health care for low-income people and underserved communities.
Kate Kelley is a medical student in Northeast Ohio. Prior to her engagement in health care advocacy with Making Health Care Fair, she worked in public health communications and research in Washington, DC. She plans to pursue a career as a family medicine physician.
Ean Bett is a family medicine physician practicing in Columbus, Ohio with a particular interest in achieving universal, affordable, and high-quality healthcare for all Americans. He believes that “making health care fair” through appropriate drug pricing, the use and integration of technology in clinical practice, and most importantly a shared vision of American values, our country will improve its health and wellness.
WHO WE ARE
The Making Health Care Fair team consists of health professionals and advocates of a variety of backgrounds and ages The centerpiece of Making Health Care Fair, our Position Paper, is rooted in health care justice. We strive for affordable, quality health care for all.
By connecting health care policy to shared American values, we can avoid the polarizing rhetoric prevalent today. Health care is not simply about applying science to sick individuals. It is about who we are as a nation, how we care about one another, and what we think is fair and just.
On this website you will find factual resources, narratives, and new approaches to education and advocacy. We trust that Making Health Care Fair will help catalyze meaningful changes that fix the unfairness we currently face.
Making Health Care Fair seeks to provide information that can lead to action, turning our anger at injustice into energy to make health care fair. Please explore our website to learn more. If you are interested in supporting this work, please contact us, and take our pledge in support of universal health care.
If you are interested in partnering with us, or simply learning more about our work, please leave a comment below, or send us an email at MakingHealthCareFairInfo@gmail.com.
Making Health Care Fair relies on contributions from people like you. We are a non-profit and receive no corporate grants or funding.
We look forward to hearing from you!