Nov 7, 2022
White House staffer and public health advocate Natalie Davis was all-in when President Barack Obama signed on to expand and transform our nation’s ailing health care system. And she was instrumental in navigating the choppy waters of its implementation after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010. As an advisor to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Andy Slavitt, she was deeply engaged in one the country’s largest expansions of health care in modern history. This was also when Natalie welcomed, albeit three months early, the birth of her first child. She experienced, as so many Americans do, the live-changing urgency of health insurance. That moment paved the way to her co-founding, with Andy Slavitt, of United States of Care, the national nonprofit she now leads. USC asks people what they want from their health care and uses policy levers to generate results. The culture is open-minded and pragmatic, working with all sectors and across partisan divides. As Natalie explains, building a people-centered health care system that works for all of us in a bold ambitious and values-based agenda that is within reach.