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The Mid-America Coalition on Health Care (Coalition) was incorporated as a non-profit organization by the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City 1979.It was formed by the CEOs of the region’s largest employers as a vehicle to address the cost of health care. In 1990, Coalition membership was expanded to include hospitals, physicians, health plans, public health, government, and academia; and the current collaborative was in place. The Coalition is the principal organization in the bi-state region bringing together major employers and all healthcare delivery stakeholders (physicians and medical societies, health plans, hospitals, unions, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, public health, and bi-state governmental units) to address the rising costs of health care and improve the health and well-being current and future employees and their families in the greater Kansas City area. This community-wide membership base and the collaborative model enable the Coalition to draw upon the widest possible range of expertise from the region, and the nation, to carry out its projects.