About Us

The Community for a Healthy Exchange

On average, people spend only four minutes selecting a health plan through their local health exchange. Most of them choose a plan based solely on cost. Due in part to a lack of transparency and adequate tools to help people accurately determine what their real out-of-pocket costs may be, few people recognize that selecting a plan based solely on premium prices can result in thousands of dollars in additional and unexpected out-of-pocket costs, as well as limitations on the providers and treatments they can access.

If you or someone you care for has encountered challenges using health coverage purchased from a state exchange, you may feel frustrated, isolated, and like you are left with little or no recourse.

The Community for a Healthy Exchange is dedicated to:

  • • Ensuring you realize you are not alone, others share your frustration, and there is hope to resolve these challenges successfully.
  • • Providing you with resources that will help you address your personal challenges and navigate the health care system more effectively.
  • • Ensuring all patients and their families, especially those who are contending with serious, long-term conditions, have the knowledge and support to access health care coverage that works for them and makes a meaningful difference in their lives.

The Community for a Healthy Exchange is a project of Caregiver Voices United, or CVU, a newly formed 501(c)4 nonprofit organization created to advocate for family caregivers who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age by:

  • • Supporting the passage of federal legislation that meets the needs and interests of family caregivers
  • • Pursuing federal policy changes through administrative and regulatory channels to ensure the needs of family caregivers are appropriately addressed
  • • Pursuing policy changes at the state level that better recognize the needs of family caregivers in respective states
  • • Recognizing policymakers and other leaders who champion issues of importance to family caregivers