Food is powerful medicine. It brings joy, inspires hope, and—when medically tailored to meet the unique needs of people living with life-threatening illnesses—can lead to improved health outcomes. But food only goes so far. When it comes to disease management, positive health outcomes start at the doctor’s office.
At Project Angel Heart, we believe all people, especially those dealing with chronic and life-threatening illnesses, need and deserve access to affordable, comprehensive health care.
Over the past couple of decades, we’ve watched too many of our clients struggle to get insurance and pay for care while coping with a life-threatening diagnosis. Though not perfect, the Affordable Care Act increased the number of Coloradans with health insurance, and our clients especially benefited from expanded access to Medicaid for low-income and disabled populations.
We support preserving and improving access to quality health care, and we’ll strongly oppose changes that make it more difficult for Coloradans in need to access care. For us, it’s not about politics; it’s about people, especially the 98 percent of our clients who currently rely on Medicare and/or Medicaid to manage their life-threatening conditions.
Food is medicine, but it does not replace access to a health care provider. Our clients need both.
As a leader in the field of food as medicine, we feel compelled to publicly stand with our clients and advocate for preserving and expanding access to health care. We invite you to join us.
President & CEO
Resources:If you are interested in learning more about health care policy in Colorado, we encourage you to visit the Colorado Health Institute, a bipartisan nonprofit that provides evidence-based data and information to inform policy, advance health, promote collaboration, and support better access to care for all Coloradans.
Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) offers Health Care in Motion, a regular digest of updates, action alerts, policy development analysis, white papers, and advocacy tools addressing the changing health care policy landscape. It is designed to support those interested in protecting the gains made under the Affordable Care Act and ensuring meaningful access to care for vulnerable populations.