COACT Education Foundation

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The COACT Education Foundation works with Health Care for All Minnesota to educate the public and policy-makers on the cost savings of the Minnesota Health Plan to make high quality health care affordable for every Minnesotan.

     The COACT Education Foundation (CEF) is working with Health Care for All Minnesota (a statewide movement of doctors, nurses, patients, and consumers) to educate the public and policymakers on how to achieve affordable, high quality health care for every Minnesotan through the cost savings of the Minnesota Health Plan.   

     Affordable coverage requires containing costs which have become unmanageable in the current for-profit system. Therefore, cost containment requires an evidence-based diagnosis of why costs are high which has been lacking in health care policy making.  This means educating citizens and policymakers on existing evidence that affordable coverage can be achieved from the savings of direct payment for medical care which will cut wasteful spending on administrative, marketing, lobbying, and high overhead in the current  system.

   The COACT Education Foundation (CEF) was incorporated in 1991 as a non-profit 501c3 organization with the mission of public education on social and economic justice issues affecting Minnesotans and their communities.      

   Its parent organization, Minnesota COACT, a 501c4, is the state’s oldest active grassroots, direct action, citizens’ organization of 9,000 members, which began as a neighborhood organization in Duluth’s West End in 1975 to stop red-lining and a freeway from coming through.  COACT has since organized Minnesota's farmers and consumers  to stop farm foreclosures with farmer-lender mediation, to get labeling for rBGH-free milk, and to create the Minnesota Dairy Producers Board for fair milk pricing policies for farmers and consumers.

   In the late 1980s and through the 1990s, COACT partnered with the Minnesota Senior Federation to lead a coalition of 30 of the state’s most prominent civic organizations and unions in the Health Care Campaign of Minnesota for single-payer universal health care, which evolved into the Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition (MUHCC).  On January 1, 2012, MUHCC changed its name to Health Care for All Minnesota.



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