Partnership for America's Health Care Future

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Partnership for America’s Health Care Future
AbbreviationPAHCF
FormationJune 2018
Typemedical and health organization

Partnership for America's Health Care Future (PAHCF) is an ad hoc alliance of American hospital, health insurance, and pharmaceutical lobbyists committed to preventing legislation that would lead to single payer healthcare, expanding Medicare, or creating Medicare for All in particular.[1][2] It purports to support expansion of the Affordable Care Act.[3]

History[edit]

Founded in June 2018 by the Federation of American Hospitals, America’s Health Insurance Plans, and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the Washington, DC-based[4] partnership now includes the American Hospital Association and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.[3] PAHCF has been labeled a "dark money" organization and an "insurance industry front group" by The Intercept,[5] The American Prospect,[6] Iowa Starting Line[7] and Common Dreams.[8]

In November 2018, PAHCF planning documents were leaked to the media.[9]

In December 2019, PAHCF removed all leadership members and biographies from their "about us" page. PAHCF’s executive director is Lauren Crawford Shaver.[10]

In mid-2020, the American Medical Association left PAHCF. [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fang, Lee; Surgey, Nick (November 20, 2018). "Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against "Medicare for All"". The Intercept.
  2. ^ Watson, Libby (March 9, 2019). "Look at These Absolutely Ordinary Americans Who Hate Medicare for All". Splinter News.
  3. ^ a b Pear, Robert (February 23, 2019). "Health Care and Insurance Industries Mobilize to Kill 'Medicare for All'". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Forbes-Tate Partners (April 18, 2019). "Lobbying Registration Form: The Partnership for Americas Health Care Future".
  5. ^ Perez, Andrew (October 15, 2019). "Documents Reveal Hospital Industry is Leading Fight Against Medicare for All". The Intercept.
  6. ^ Perez, Andrew (November 19, 2019). "Top Democratic Consultants Working for Anti–Medicare for All Campaign". The American Prospect.
  7. ^ Cook, Josh (August 27, 2019). "How Dark Money Groups Are Attacking Dems' Health Care Plans". Iowa Starting Line.
  8. ^ Johnson, Jake (September 11, 2019). "Healthcare Ad Spending Exceeds $65 Million in 2019 as Insurance Industry Ramps Up Effort to Kill Medicare for All: 'The insurance companies are working hard to shift the blame and stop the movement for Medicare for All'". Common Dreams.
  9. ^ Fang, Lee; Surgey, Nick (November 20, 2018). "Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against "Medicare for All"". The Intercept.
  10. ^ Piper, Jessica (2019-08-12). "Healthcare giants attack 2020 Democrats' healthcare plans with Iowa ad blitz". OpenSecrets News. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  11. ^ Diamond, Dan; Cancryn, Adam (August 15, 2020). "AMA drops out of industry coalition opposed to Medicare expansion". POLITICO. Retrieved 2020-08-17.

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