Restoring Medicine

We are a grassroots movement of doctors, nurses, students, business leaders, and everyday citizens from across the United States that are demanding a more honest and fair health care system.

The Problem

Healthcare expenses now undermine American prosperity. High prices are crushing every citizen and burdening businesses. One in five Americans now have medical debt in collections and in some parts of the country, harassing debt collectors threaten the open doors of the medical profession. 24% of Americans report not filling a prescription because of high prices.

Spending on health care threatens every aspect of American society. The time for common-sense reform has arrived. All of us can play a part in driving badly needed reforms, both in the marketplace and in the policy world. As Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

We are a grassroots movement of people who believe that transparency can cut waste, expose the money games and lower healthcare costs for everyone.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

Health care costs in the U.S. are out of control and everyday Americans are being left with more out-of-pocket expenses for their care. From 2000 to 2016, health expenses in the U.S. more than doubled from $1.4 trillion to $3.3 trillion. To manage these escalating costs, insurance companies are increasing the share patients are responsible for paying through increasing deductibles by an average of 303% from 2006 to 2017.

At the same time, patients are receiving more surprise hospitals bills due to out-of-network care, even within in-network hospitals. Low-income patients are particularly vulnerable to these billing practices, which may lead to financial hardship, bankruptcy, avoidance of future medical care, and potentially worse health outcomes.

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