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Health Care for All, Inc.

 One Federal Street, 5th Floor
 Boston, MA 02110
[P] (617) 275-2982
[F] (617) 451-5838
www.hcfama.org
[email protected]
Kerry Belanger
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INCORPORATED: 1985
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-3071598

LAST UPDATED: 11/09/2017
Organization DBA HCFA
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Health Care For All (HCFA) is a nationally recognized state-based 501(c)(3) health care advocacy and education organization whose mission is to create a consumer-centered health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, culturally competent and high quality care for everyone, especially the most vulnerable among us. HCFA works to achieve this mission by collaborating with partners, allies and consumers as the key to positive change, developing strategies to empower consumers to improve the health care system, advocating for health care as a basic right for everyone, with special attention paid to the most vulnerable, and building trust among stakeholders by promoting transparency and equitable access to all aspects of the health system.

Mission Statement

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Health Care For All (HCFA) is a nationally recognized state-based 501(c)(3) health care advocacy and education organization whose mission is to create a consumer-centered health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, culturally competent and high quality care for everyone, especially the most vulnerable among us. HCFA works to achieve this mission by collaborating with partners, allies and consumers as the key to positive change, developing strategies to empower consumers to improve the health care system, advocating for health care as a basic right for everyone, with special attention paid to the most vulnerable, and building trust among stakeholders by promoting transparency and equitable access to all aspects of the health system.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $2,400,000.00
Projected Expense $2,390,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Outreach Program

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Health Care For All (HCFA) is a nationally recognized state-based 501(c)(3) health care advocacy and education organization whose mission is to create a consumer-centered health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, culturally competent and high quality care for everyone, especially the most vulnerable among us. HCFA works to achieve this mission by collaborating with partners, allies and consumers as the key to positive change, developing strategies to empower consumers to improve the health care system, advocating for health care as a basic right for everyone, with special attention paid to the most vulnerable, and building trust among stakeholders by promoting transparency and equitable access to all aspects of the health system.


Background Statement

For more than 30 years, Health Care For All (HCFA) has worked to build a consumer-centered health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, culturally competent, high quality care for all Massachusetts residents, especially the most vulnerable among us. Originally organized to ensure that the voice of the consumer was heard and heeded in health system policymaking, HCFA’s role has evolved so that it is now recognized by government officials, other health system stakeholders, and the broader public as a master convener and coordinator – as well as a champion – of consumer interests in whatever forum health care policy is being made.


Impact Statement

 

 
 
 
 
Health Care For All serves all 6.4 million Massachusetts residents in need of access to quality, affordable health care, prioritizing work on behalf of residents who are underinsured and underserved. Specific HCFA programs focus on older adults, individuals from ethnic or language minority backgrounds, new immigrants, people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, individuals who lack insurance, and children. For those who rely on state programs for health coverage, including MassHealth, and Commonwealth Care, and tens of thousands of others who rely on these and other safety net health programs, HCFA is an invaluable and trusted ally in the fight to retain and expand access to affordable coverage for everyone.

Since its inception, HCFA and its coalitions have been instrumental in educating consumers and policy makers about health care issues and leading systems change. HCFA has helped lead the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the three revolutionary waves of health reform. HCFA’s coalitions were central to the policy innovations and access gains made during those reforms. HCFA is proud of our leadership in guiding the latest wave of reform resulting in insurance coverage for hundreds of thousands of residents of the Commonwealth who lacked health insurance in 2006. And, it has been widely acknowledged that many of the provisions in federal health reform are modeled on key provisions of Massachusetts health reform.

HCFA’s consumer assistance HelpLine handles approximately 40,000 calls each year from consumers seeking help to navigate the sometimes confusing process and policies related to health insurance coverage. HelpLine counselors are experts in all facets of Massachusetts health care, with in-depth knowledge of the complex rules regarding the dozens of programs and coverage options available. HelpLine phone and email responses are available in English, Portuguese and Spanish, ensuring that the vast majority of those who can benefit from the HelpLine can easily access it. As a direct result of its outreach, enrollment and consumer assistance work, 98% of Massachusetts residents and 99.8% of children in the state have health coverage– the highest percentage in the country.


Needs Statement

Health Care For All seeks the philanthropic support of individuals, foundations and corporations who believe in our mission and are dedicated to helping ensure that all Massachusetts residents have access to high-quality, affordable and coordinated health care.

HCFA’s success as an advocacy organization is dependent on our community-based partnerships and coalitions. For this reason, HCFA seeks to build relationships with advocates, coalition members, and consumers who are dedicated to improving the state’s health care system. 


 


CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
STATEWIDE
We work to serve consumers in Massachusetts.

Organization Categories

  1. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Alliances & Advocacy
  2. Health Care -
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Outreach Program

Consumer Health HelpLine 
Health Care for All’s HelpLine is a free resource available to everyone simply by dialing 1-800-272-4232. The HelpLine helps answer questions about health coverage in Massachusetts. They can answer general insurance questions, explain what free and lower-cost programs one may be eligible for, and help to apply all in a quick and easy telephone call. The HelpLine can be contacted by phone or online. Either way, a HelpLine counselor is available to help with health coverage needs.
Advocacy and Policy
Health Care For All provides public policy education to community groups, analyzes legislation from the State House, lobbies and advocates on behalf of consumers and monitors the various health access programs offered by the state. HCFA serves as a resource for those already involved on these issues looking for the latest updates, as well as for individuals and groups seeking to become informed.
Budget  $1,674,617.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Health Care Reform
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 
HCFA will continue to renew children’s health care coverage and enroll new children in the coming year via the HelpLine. HCFA also will reduce the rate at which clients fall off, or “churn”, their insurance; educate consumers across the state about how to prevent losing coverage; continue to equip community and faith-based partners with the knowledge and tools they need to ensure that their clients stay covered; and promote systemic changes at the state level that will reduce churning by institutionalizing techniques to measurably increase coverage retention rates.
By working hand-in-hand with the ACT!! Coalition, HCFA will monitor state budget, MassHealth, and Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority activity closely. If changes or reductions are threatened, we will work with our network and, when appropriate, with other key system stakeholders to develop policy responses that will preserve affordable access.
 
Program Long-Term Success 
HCFA’s overarching goal mirrors its mission: to create a consumer-centered health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, culturally competent, high quality care for everyone, especially the most vulnerable among us. All of its work is directed to achieving that end. The organization has identified four key objectives that comprise its 2012 general operating focus. They are: (1) to ensure maximum enrollment in existing coverage programs and retention of coverage for families and individuals; (2) to continue to preserve and strengthen health care access and affordability; (3) to advance fundamental reform of the health care payment system; and (4) to serve as the voice of consumers via grassroots organizing and patient empowerment efforts.
Program Success Monitored By 
HCFA gathers and analyzes information and data on uninsured adults and children from public sources as well as from HelpLine callers and the HelpLine database, and uses this information in the development of policy recommendations for improving public and subsidized health care coverage.
Examples of Program Success  Using community outreach combined with effective publicity through the ethnic media and culturally competent collateral materials, HCFA’s HelpLine broadened its ability to submit 566 MassHealth applications for children and contributed to an overall reduction in the number of uninsured children in Massachusetts. 
98% of Massachusetts residents are insured and 99.8% of children are insured.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Every year, HCFA's HelpLine assists tens of thousands of Massachusetts residents navigate the health care system. We will do this by providing linguistically- and culturally-competent direct services and outreach materials to consumers throughout the Commonwealth.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Amy Rosenthal
CEO Term Start July 2017
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Amy Rosenthal brings almost 25 years of expertise in health care, public policy, politics, and philanthropy and a wide variety of prior experience in multiple sectors – hospitals, state government, political campaigns, a foundation, and non-profit advocacy organizations. She has worked previously as the Director of External Affairs & Campaigns at Community Catalyst (CC), where she has held several key positions since 2006. As such, she has played a leadership role within Protect Our Care, a coalition of national organizations engaged in the current health care defense efforts; worked with the White House and Health and Human Services during the Obama Administration on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); led CC’s federal agenda and work with other national organizations, Congressional offices, and agency staffers; and co-led CC’s campaign to pass the Affordable Health Care. She also provided senior leadership for the Community Catalyst Action Fund, a c4 organization, and all organizational campaigns, including Medicaid expansion, children’s health care and the dental access project.

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Co-CEO Email --
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Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Suzanne Curry Associate Director of Policy and Government Relations Suzanne Curry is currently an Associate Director of Policy and Government Relations at HCFA. She leads HCFA's public health insurance, health reform, and children's health policy and advocacy work. Suzanne manages multiple coalitions, including the Affordable Care Today (ACT!!) Coalition and the Children's Health Access Coalition (CHAC). Prior to joining Health Care For All, Suzanne held various positions, including an organizer for the Services Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 888. She has a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from Boston University.
Hannah Frigand Associate Director Helpline, Enrollment and Education Hannah Frigand manages the day-to-day operations of the HelpLine. After starting out in art school, Hannah became interested in public policy after taking an introduction to government course. She decided to put down her paint brush and to focus her studies on public policy. Hannah started working at Health Care For All as an intern in 2006 while still in school. Upon graduating from Suffolk University, she joined the Health Care For All team as a HelpLine counselor.
Maria Gonzalez Albuixech Director of Strategy and Communications María R. González Albuixech is HCFA's Strategy and Communications Director. She also supervises outreach activities, community organizing and the HelpLine. A native of Spain, María earned a dual degree in Communications and German studies at the University of Valencia, Spain and Bremen University, Germany. She studied journalism at Carlos III University and worked as the editor of several specialized publications in the Madrid region. She also earned a master's degree in Political Science and International Relations at Suffolk University in Boston. She worked as an associate editor for “El Mundo” newspaper and as a reporter for Noticias Univision Nueva Inglaterra, where, in addition, she served as a news anchor and producer. Later, she was employed as the community education manager at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Brian Rosman Director of Government Relations and Policy Brian Rosman is HCFA's Director of Policy and Government Relations. His work focuses on policy research and analysis related to Massachusetts and national health reform, public health coverage programs, health payment methods, private insurance concerns and other policy issues. Brian also teaches health policy to Masters of Public Policy students at Brandeis University and to advanced degree nursing students at Regis College, and he lectures at UMass Medical School, Tufts School of Public Health, BU School of Law and Harvard Medical School. Before joining HCFA in 2003, Brian was a senior policy associate at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at Brandeis University's Heller School. He also served as research director and general counsel for the House staff of the Joint Committee on Health Care of the Massachusetts legislature and as counsel to the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways & Means. Brian has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Political Science from Stanford University.
Sally Strniste Chief of Staff Sally Strniste serves as a member of the Senior Management team and is a liaison to the Executive Director of Health Care For All. Sally provides strategic support to the staff and board as well as to the campaigns, programs and development activities of the organization. Sally began her career as a community organizer and campaign manager in Lowell, Cape Cod, South Boston and parts of Dorchester. She also has worked with cancer patients in clinical trials and is a regular volunteer on electoral campaigns. Sally graduated Magna Cum Laude from UMASS Boston with a B.A. in Political Science and Public Policy and is currently pursuing her law degree from Suffolk Law School.
Alyssa Vangeli Associate Director of Policy and Government Relations Alyssa’s work focuses on policy and advocacy related to private insurance, payment and delivery system reform, and prescription drug reform. Prior to HCFA, Alyssa worked as a Legal Fellow at Health Law Advocates, where she represented low-income clients experiencing difficulty accessing health care. She earned a joint degree in law from Northeastern University School of Law and a Masters in Public Health from Tufts School of Medicine, completing legal internships at Greater Boston Legal Services Health Care Unit, Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, Physicians For Human Rights and the Massachusetts Federal District Court. Prior to law school she worked for a number of years in the fields of reproductive health advocacy at Pathfinder International and immigrant health advocacy at Health Care For All.

Awards

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Affiliations

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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

HCFA regularly convenes the Medicaid Advocate’s Meeting that includes the MA Health Connector and MassHealth. HCFA reports barriers and trends observed on the HelpLine and is regularly asked to review the Connector's enrollee communications for linguistic and cultural competency.

HCFA's HelpLine counselors work with the Connector to expedite applications from individuals with urgent medical needs. The HelpLine's success has led to partnerships with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, which designated HCFA as its referral partner for MassHealth enrollment assistance, and the Disability Policy Consortium, which contracts with HCFA to serve as point of contact for the OneCare Program for disabled individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

HCFA's coalitions have multiple members that help us establish policy priorities and train consumers recruited through the HelpLine and outreach efforts to advocate for themselves and their communities in health reform debates. (Full lists of coalition partners available upon request.)

HCFA maintains strong relationships with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the Departments of Public Health and Mental Health, as well as the Division of Insurance. We also work with the Health Policy Commission (HPC), the Center of Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) and the Office of Patient Protection (OPP) to provide recommendations and testimony. HCFA also holds a seat on the HPC's Advisory Council. 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 17
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 200
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 70%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 4
Caucasian: 17
Hispanic/Latino: 7
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 18
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration No

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Stephen Gorrie
Board Chair Company Affiliation Professional Parlimentarian
Board Chair Term July 2016 - June 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mary F. Connelly Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Voting
Jacqueline Coogan Joint Committee for Children's Health Care in Everett Voting
Alba N. Cruz-Davis Joint Committee for Children's Health Care in Everett Voting
Norbert Goldfield Physician, Health Information Systems, 3M Health Care Voting
Steve Gorrie Professional Parliamentarian, Past President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association Voting
Marcia Hams Retired, Community Catalyst --
Ann Hwang M.D. Community Catalyst --
Charles Joffe-Halpern MSW Retired, Ecu-Health Care, Inc. Voting
Frances Miller Boston University School of Law; University of Hawaii at Manoa --
Wendy Parmet Northeastern University School of Law Voting
Frank Robinson Director, Partners for a Healthier Community - Baystate Health System Voting
Lisa Stephani Esq. Attorney, Private Practice Voting
Kate Villers President, Community Catalyst, Inc. Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 10
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 81%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $2,400,000.00
Projected Expense $2,390,000.00
Form 990s

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2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $5,290,683 $3,734,659 $2,676,560
Total Expenses $4,415,544 $3,769,764 $3,179,928

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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Individual Contributions $1,502,676 $698,306 $669,695
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $3,464,244 $2,781,517 $1,702,305
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,839 $1,706 $2,593
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $321,924 $253,130 $301,967
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $3,890,053 $3,280,577 $2,703,436
Administration Expense $103,838 $121,197 $120,885
Fundraising Expense $421,653 $367,990 $355,607
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.20 0.99 0.84
Program Expense/Total Expenses 88% 87% 85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 23% 39% 37%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $1,944,955 $971,748 $938,029
Current Assets $1,721,670 $929,117 $900,691
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $290,101 $188,160 $119,336
Total Net Assets $1,654,854 $783,588 $818,693

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 3.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 5.93 4.94 7.55

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS 990s. Contributions from Foundations & Corporations are listed under Individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

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