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Health Care for All, Inc.

 One Federal Street, 5th Floor
 Boston, MA 02110
[P] (617) 275-7279
[F] (617) 451-5838
www.hcfama.org
[email protected]
Laura Entwisle
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INCORPORATED: 1985
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-3071598

LAST UPDATED: 09/11/2016
Organization DBA HCFA
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

Health Care For All is a nationally recognized, nonprofit, membership-based organization founded in 1985 on the belief that all people should have access to health care. Health Care For All is particularly concerned about those most at risk of falling through the cracks of the current health care system -- the uninsured, children, low-income elderly, immigrant communities, linguistic minorities, communities of color and people with disabilities. Health Care For All's work is dedicated to the development of a health care system that is universal, efficient and equitable while at the same time providing high-quality care. As the premier health care consumer advocacy organization in Massachusetts, Health Care For All is now recognized as a model of broad-based community organizing and coalition-building for similar consumer organizations throughout the country.

Mission Statement

Health Care For All is a nationally recognized, nonprofit, membership-based organization founded in 1985 on the belief that all people should have access to health care. Health Care For All is particularly concerned about those most at risk of falling through the cracks of the current health care system -- the uninsured, children, low-income elderly, immigrant communities, linguistic minorities, communities of color and people with disabilities. Health Care For All's work is dedicated to the development of a health care system that is universal, efficient and equitable while at the same time providing high-quality care. As the premier health care consumer advocacy organization in Massachusetts, Health Care For All is now recognized as a model of broad-based community organizing and coalition-building for similar consumer organizations throughout the country.

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

Health Care For All is a nationally recognized, nonprofit, membership-based organization founded in 1985 on the belief that all people should have access to health care. Health Care For All is particularly concerned about those most at risk of falling through the cracks of the current health care system -- the uninsured, children, low-income elderly, immigrant communities, linguistic minorities, communities of color and people with disabilities. Health Care For All's work is dedicated to the development of a health care system that is universal, efficient and equitable while at the same time providing high-quality care. As the premier health care consumer advocacy organization in Massachusetts, Health Care For All is now recognized as a model of broad-based community organizing and coalition-building for similar consumer organizations throughout the country.

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.

While its principal focus is on the needs and concerns of lower-income older adults and children, individuals with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses, immigrants, recipients of publicly-funded coverage, and individuals with limited English proficiency, HCFA has always subscribed to the belief that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” As a result, most Massachusetts citizens have benefited in one way or another from its efforts.

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 Whitcomb Slemmer
CEO Term Start Nov 2008
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Ms. Slemmer is a health care attorney who brings more than twenty years of health policy and management experience in national and local arenas to Health Care For All. Over the course of her career, Ms. Slemmer earned a reputation for her commitment to social justice, her ability to foster collaborations and partnerships, and for leading with vision and passion.

Prior to joining Health Care For All, Ms. Slemmer was the executive officer of American Red Cross Biomedical Services in Washington, D.C., which is responsible for providing more than half of the nation’s blood supply. Ms. Slemmer also served as executive director of DC Vote, an educational and advocacy organization in the District of Columbia. There, she gained national recognition and attention for her advocacy efforts on behalf of local residents’ effort to obtain full voting rights in Congress.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Maria Gonzalez Albuixech Director of Strategy and Communications --
Margo Michaels Director of Consumer Engagement --
Brian Rosman Director of Government Relations and Policy --
Marla Shatkin Director of Human Resources --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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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

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 22
Number of Part Time Staff 6
Number of Volunteers 50
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? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
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
Erik Champy Ed.D. Massachusetts PTA, Massachusetts NEA, Triton Regional High School --
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
Lucilia Prates Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol Program Director, Elder Services of the Merimack Valley, Inc. 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

Name Company Affiliations Status
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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

2015 990

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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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
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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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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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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