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BLHCT is about fixing whats broken.

Business Leaders for Health Care Transformation is a coalition of business leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, and concerned citizens who believe that the employer-based health insurance system is fundamentally broken and hinders American competitiveness. We have members from every state and nearly every industry in the country.

 

Mission

Business Leaders for Health Care Transformation’s mission is to educate the public and the business community about the economic development potential of fixing our broken health care system. 

Values

Business Leaders for Health Care Transformation supports:​​​

  • A health care system that covers everyone with essential services and care, regardless of their income, background, or job status.

  • A health care system that is funded fairly and sustainably.

  • A health care system that allows for portable coverage, where workers retain coverage as they move from job to job.

  • A health care system that cuts unnecessary waste and spending that have no medical or administrative value.

Our Founders

and Boards

Richard Master

Wendell Potter

Health insurance industry whistleblower

Business Leaders for Health Care Transformation, President

Board of Directors

"The way our country handles health care is currently unsustainable. It's unsustainable for families. It's unsustainable for public health. It's unsustainable for the American economy."

Richard Master

Board of Advisors

Ben Cohen
Founder, Ben and Jerry's

​Jerry Greenfield
Founder, Ben and Jerry's

Alex Hillman
Founder, Indy Hall

Artemis Joukowsky
Entrepreneur 

Jen Kimmich

CEO and Co-Founder, Alchemist Beer

 

Dr. Ed Weisbart

Missouri chapter chair of Physicians for a National Health Program, and past CMO of Express Scripts

Bram Kleppner

CEO, Danforth

 

Bastian Lehmann
CEO, Postmates

Sascha Mayer
CEO and Co-Founder, Mamava

Joe Sanberg
Co-Founder, Aspiration


Phil Harkins

CEO and President, Linkage, Inc.

 

Gerald Friedman

Professor & Undergraduate Program Director of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst    

Dan Wolf

CEO, Cape Air

 

Judy Wicks

Entrepreneur and sustainable business pioneer

 

Jeffrey Hollender

Founder, Jeffrey Hollender Partners, Co-founder of Seventh Generation

Donald Berwick

Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and co-founder and past president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Staff

Daniel Barlow

Dan oversees the only national organization devoted to organizing the business community in support of truly transforming the U.S. health care system.

Dan previously served as the public policy manager at Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) for nearly a decade and has worked at the national and state levels on health care reform issues. Prior to his policy and advocacy work with the business community, Dan spent ten years as a journalist for newspapers in New Hampshire and Vermont.

When not working on health policy, Dan volunteers as the Board President of Downstreet Housing and Community Development, an affordable housing and social justice organization.