Health Policy Contact

Cheryl DeMars
President and CEO
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Get Involved

Your Voice Matters!

Step 1:  Learn who your elected representatives are. Find your State Legislators for IllinoisWisconsin or U.S.Congress.

Step 2:  Contact your elected representatives on policy items that matter to you.

Step 3:  If you have government affairs staff or contract lobbyists, consider asking them to weigh in on issues.

Health Policy

Awareness is the first step in advocating for better health policy. The Alliance builds awareness by providing updates, links, and news to current information on:
  • Critical health policy or regulatory issues for self-funded employers at the federal and state level.
  • The actions we are taking to influence health policy.
  • Telling federal and state legislators how proposed changes are likely to impact your business.

The Alliance Health Policy Committee

OUR HEALTH POLICY COMMITTEE AIMS TO:

  • Help you understand the potential impact of proposed or adopted legislation and regulations at the federal and state level.
  • Share your stories to support actions that help employers manage and deliver health benefits.
  • Ask legislation to consider regulations that enhance employers’ ability to offer effective, affordable health benefit programs.

Our Framework for Action:

The Alliance and its Health Policy Committee are guided by the health policy platform and resolutions. New or revised resolutions are presented to The Alliance members for approval at the cooperative’s annual meeting.

Advocacy Strategy and Tactics

Member Education

Public Official Education and Outreach

  • Advocate for greater transparency of information through participation in national and regional initiatives
  • Issue briefs
  • Calls to action for members and other stakeholders
  • Editorials and opinion pieces
  • Presentations to community groups

Lobbying

  • Testify at public hearings
  • Meetings with state and federal legislators
  • Join with partners in efforts to influence health benefit issues
  • Write letters and organize letter-writing campaigns for members
  • Submit comments on proposed state or federal regulations

The Alliance Vision Statementroad icon

THE VISION THAT GUIDES OUR FUTURE

The Alliance is working toward a future where:

  • High-quality, affordable health care is reliably delivered to all patients.
  • People have confidence that their health plans enable them to take care of themselves and their families.
  • The Alliance members thrive by joining together to control the trend of health care costs.

Watch president & CEO, Cheryl DeMars talk about The Alliance Vision here