Pivot Health is affiliated with Communicating for America, Inc. (CA) a non-profit, 501(c)(5) association that promotes the betterment of general health and welfare for all Americans, particularly those who are self-employed or own a small business.
These Resolutions are the pillars of what CA stands for – the issues around which CA members unite to catalyze meaningful change for a strong, healthy and fair America.
Whether you are a producer, processor, wholesaler, retailer or consumer, your daily life is affected by American agriculture from the food you eat, to the clothes you wear, to the quality of life you live. CA will continue to promote an agriculture and consumer food policy that encourages and promotes the wellbeing of family farmers, ranchers and small businesses while producing abundant and healthy food for American consumers.
Rural areas desperately need high-speed broadband service. For economic growth, for employment opportunities, for delivery of quality education and for new health technologies, broadband is a requirement for healthy rural communities. CA supports:
Because of a shortage of providers and healthcare resources in rural areas, rural citizens are being left behind in the delivery of healthcare. CA supports:
We encourage adjustment of the federal Affordable Care Act to reduce an unbalanced and onerous burden of rising health insurance premiums for small and mid-sized businesses. Further, CA seeks health care and health insurance programs that are administered and maintained by the private sector with legislation enacted as a guaranteed minimum standard of health care and insurance at a reasonable cost for all Americans, regardless of health or age.
CA seeks cooperation among private organizations and all levels of government to promote community development that will enhance American family farms, ranches and small businesses, including:
CA will make every effort to preserve and improve our education system, which is a vital asset to our country. We encourage:
CA supports improved guest worker programs and seeks to provide pathways for legal immigration to enhance the US agricultural sector, rural business and the overall strength of the US economy. Further, CA promotes international travel and work programs as a pathway to international understanding.
Communicating for America regularly surveys members and other citizens about critical public policy issues, and then communicates the findings to members of Congress, state legislators, local officials and other associations, as well as to the general public through the media. These are some of the issues Communicating for America has been addressing:
CA works to ensure the implementation of the Affordable Care Act enables CA members and all self-employed and small business employees access to affordable health insurance options both inside and outside the state and federal insurance exchanges. CA promotes ideas that put affordable health insurance options within reach of self-employed individuals and small business owners and their employees.
CA continues to work for comprehensive immigration reform that strengthens the health of the U.S. economy as well as the vitality of rural communities and American agriculture. CA supports and advocates legislation that includes effective border enforcement, increased efficiencies in current guest worker programs, and a “firm but fair” way to deal with those who are already here.
CA continues its efforts to improve consumer-driven health policies and health saving accounts, making them more affordable and accessible for individuals and small businesses.
Health care price transparency
Enforce the disclosure of hospital and provider prices and quality information to empower health consumers to make more informed decisions concerning their health care.
Change the rules of the Alternative Minimum Tax to free small businesses and individuals from this unintended tax increase affecting more people each year.
Appropriate funds to support grants that could be used for agriculture apprentice programs and beginning farmer loan programs.
Knowing young people represent the future of America, CA supports activities that broaden opportunities for youth in all communities.
CA supports and endorses programs that will provide benefits to improve the quality of life for senior citizens.
CA supports improved guest worker programs and seeks to provide pathways for legal immigration to enhance the US agricultural sector, rural business and the overall strength of the US economy. CA further promotes international travel as a further pathway to international understanding.