Providing access to health coverage for the uninsured and reforming healthcare payments systems are important HLC priorities.
Mary R. Grealy, President
Healthcare Leadership Council
Coalition Building to Further Healthcare Reform
Every year, the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of chief executives from throughout the healthcare industry, tackles a number of legislative challenges on healthcare reform. Our team works to make these issues local and personal, demonstrating the impact of federal proposals on local communities. Over the past 10 years we’ve helped HLC achieve several significant legislative victories relating to access to health insurance, Medicare reform, medical privacy and the healthcare workforce shortage.
We’ve built and maintained broad-based coalitions of HLT teams including diverse opinion leaders in the local healthcare and business communities. We’ve created HLTs in more than 40 states and in over 250 congressional districts, arranging for more than 1000 district meetings or facility tours with Members of Congress. Through public education, media activities and grassroots and grasstops mobilization, these HLTs demonstrate the impact of federal proposals on both the industry and within communities. As a result, HLC's grassroots program has earned a reputation for being the most effective in the healthcare industry.