Our mission: Our organization works toward a publicly-financed, sustainable, quality health care system that is open to all people in NC.
~ Adopted November 1998, last modified November 2011
Our goal: Working for universal access to high-quality, affordable health care when needed – guaranteed!
Health Care for All NC is a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.
|Here’s our organization’s video statement of principles from 2008, before the debate triggered by President Obama’s election that became the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 (“Obamacare”).|
- Health care is an essential safeguard of human life and dignity, and there is an obligation for the State to ensure that every resident is able to realize this fundamental right.
- Health care professionals must not be diverted from their primary tasks: the relief of suffering, the prevention and treatment of illness, and the promotion of health.
- The right of all patients to seek the services of an appropriate health care professional must not be curtailed
- Medical care should be based on evidence of safety and effectiveness with final decisions made by the health provider and patient.
- The appropriate outcomes for health care evaluation are the improved health of the individual and the community, not the ability to generate revenue.
Health Care for All NC stands ready to provide resource materials, speakers, and discussion leaders for meetings of health professionals or the general public including: religious groups, civic organizations, business leaders, unions and other open forums. The provision of humane, comprehensive and equitable health care at a cost that this country can afford is still within our grasp.
Nursing and medicine have been pushed further from caring, fairness and efficiency during the past decade. Health care professionals risk being fired or removed from the list of approved providers for giving, or even discussing, more expensive services, or for organizing for adequate nursing coverage in critical facilities. Other health care professionals are offered bonuses for minimizing care. Our current system needs to be replaced by one characterized by openness and inclusion, reflecting the best interests of all the public.
To have universal health care in North Carolina and across the nation.
- People over profits
- Effective and efficient health care services
- Individual choice in health care providers
- A single payer to eliminate administrative waste
- Restructuring the payment system to use one publicly funded pool of money
- Transparency in costs for services
- The provider/patient relationship
- Equal access to health care for all
- Strategies to prevent illness and promote health