At Trinity Health, we believe Catholic health care will benefit from a strong, unified voice to advocate for better health, better care, and lower cost especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. United, we will collaborate with all persons of good will to be a transforming and healing presence in our communities. We are a prophetic voice as we advocate for social conditions that promote both the common good and the good of every individual.
Trinity Health is dedicated to the ideal that Essential Elements: Building a People-Centered Health System are at the core of our work to ensure coverage for all Americans and are foundational to our advocacy strategies.
As a Ministry of people caring for people, Trinity Health is committed to building a health system that allows us to listen, to partner in achieving health goals, and to make it easy for patients. This TogetherHealth 2023 work is reflected in our 2021-22 federal and state advocacy goals and priorities:
- Everyone should have access to high-quality, comprehensive health care. This includes protecting Medicaid expansion, health insurance marketplace products, and other access created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as innovating rural health financing, expanding telehealth access, strengthening the health care workforce and creating new entry points for immigrants.
- As COVID-19 demonstrates, investment in public health is critical to our nation's safety and economic health. Ongoing COVID-19 financial and regulatory relief, new investments in public health and policies promoting behavioral health coordination are critical.
- Improving the health of communities, including achieving racial equity, is the right thing to do. Advancing racial equity, preserving the 340B drug savings program, attention to maternal health, and expanding access to housing and food will improve health.
- Affordable, high-value health care is achievable when we expand value-based care models, demand commercial payer fairness, address outdated regulations and expand the Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
- Sustaining the Catholic health ministry requires fair payment from Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payers; preservation of the 340B drug savings program; ending surprise billing; regulatory relief; realistic price transparency; and appreciation for social care.
A more comprehensive review of our specific areas of focus are highlighted through our Policy & Story Cards. These documents outline defined recommendations for meeting our objectives. Current Policy & Story Cards include:
For more information about our Trinity Health Advocacy policy Issues and Priorities, please contact us via email at: email@example.com.