For­mer act­ing CMS admin­is­tra­tor Andy Slavitt was one of the fiercest defend­ers of the Afford­able Care Act dur­ing the recent debates and attempts by Repub­li­cans to over­turn it.  Now he is lead­ing a new non­par­ti­san group of politi­cians, pol­i­cy mak­ers, exec­u­tives and oth­er pub­lic fig­ures, called Unit­ed States of Care, that will push for pol­i­cy changes based on the idea that despite deep polit­i­cal divi­sions, Amer­i­cans want many of the same things when it comes to their health.  Mike Leav­itt, for­mer HHS Sec­re­tary, will also be part of the new group.