Non-profit

Health Care Facts

Website:

www.healthcarefacts.info

Type:

Left-wing Healthcare Advocacy Group

Project of:

Sixteen Thirty Fund

Formation:

October 21, 2019

Health Care Facts is a left-leaning health care policy advocacy organization. It is a project of Health Care Voter, which is a division of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a left-of-center advocacy nonprofit managed by the for-profit consulting firm Arabella Advisors.

Background

The Sixteen Thirty Fund registered the trade name for Health Care Facts on October 18, 2019 with the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. [1]

The Health Care Facts website presents various questions on health care and health policy with short sound bite-style talking-point answers. [2]

Health Care Facts appears to obscure its association with the left-wing Sixteen Thirty Fund, as of early 2020. It lists that it’s a project of Health Care Voter; a separate Health Care Voter site mentions being part of the Sixteen Thirty Fund. [3]

Health Care Facts is one of two Health Care Voter projects. The other is Affordable Insulin Now, which is a campaign aimed at pushing political leaders and the pharmaceutical companies to lower insulin prices. [4]

People

Rosemary Enobakhare  is the campaign director of Health Care Voter. [5]

Health Care Voter has co-chairs made up of activist and well-known celebrities. The co-chairmen are: Ady Barkan, who runs the group Be A Hero, a health care advocacy group; former U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Anton Gunn, a former Obama administration Department of Health and Human Services official and former South Carolina state representative; Elena Hung, co-founder of Little Lobbyists, a liberal advocacy group; Tionne Watkins, a four-time Grammy winner; veteran Democratic party operative Brad Woodhouse; liberal activist actress Alyssa Milano; and Laura Packer, a cancer survivor and political activist who formerly worked for the AFL-CIO labor union. [6]

Policy Advocacy

Health Care Facts blames increased health costs on attacks on the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. It also blames lack of regulation of the pharmaceutical industry. [7]

Health Care Facts further claims that Medicare should be able to negotiate prices with drug companies. The group says when Congress adopted the Medicare prescription drug plan in 2003, it banned Medicare from negotiating prices.  [8]

References

  1. “Sixteen Thirty Fund: Trade Name Listing.” District of Columbia, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. Accessed November 21, 2019. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6555491-Sixteen-Thirty-Fund-Incorporation-Records.html ^
  2. Health Care Facts. Accessed January 10, 2019. https://www.healthcarefacts.info/ ^
  3. Health Care Facts. Accessed January 10, 2019. https://www.healthcarefacts.info/ ^
  4. Projects of Health Care Voter. Accessed January 10, 2019. https://healthcarevoter.org/ ^
  5. Press Release. “Broad Coalition of Advocates Announces Campaign to Urge Congress to Vote Yes on Lower Drug Costs Now Act.” December 5, 2019. https://healthcarevoter.org/release-broad-coalition-of-advocates-announces-campaign-to-urge-congress-to-vote-yes-on-lower-drug-costs-now-act/ ^
  6. Meet Our Co-Chairs. Accessed January 10, 2019. https://healthcarevoter.org/ ^
  7. Health Care Facts. Accessed January 10, 2019. https://www.healthcarefacts.info/ ^
  8. What Does a Solution Look Like? Accessed January 10, 2019. https://www.healthcarefacts.info/#4 ^
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