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New group eyes building support for health care policies

Andy Slavitt, former Obama health care official, poses.
Andy Slavitt, a former top health care official in the Obama administration, is chairing a new health care advocacy group. Photo: Al Drago / CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

A new health care advocacy group called the United States of Care is bringing together a wide range of people — from actors Bradley Whitford and Andy Richter to billionaire Mark Cuban t0 prominent health care names like Atul Gawande and Bernard Tyson — to push for policies that would reduce the number of uninsured and underinsured people.

The bottom line: It's easy to form a new group but difficult to change the status quo in the health care industry. Success will be determined by actual policy ideas that are implemented and supported by voters.