We envision healthy, thriving communities, where all individuals and families have equal opportunity to enjoy optimal health and wellness and may choose to exercise their right to health care that is high quality, affordable, and accessible.
Educating and empowering people about health policy.
Implement an efficient, universal, publicly-funded not for profit health care system.
Eliminate the political influence of for-profit health industry lobbying.
We believe that …
- All individuals have the right to comprehensive health care regardless of (but not limited to) age, race, national or ethnic origin, citizenship or immigration status, geography, health status, education, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, relationship status, gender identity, gender expression, religious or political affiliation, or work status.
- Linking health care access to employment doesn’t work. People should be free to pursue their chosen life’s work without fear of losing their health care.
- Health care includes preventive, curative, holistic, and rehabilitative care.
- Freedom to choose a practitioner and course of treatment is a fundamental right.
- Health care costs should not cause medical bankruptcy.
- Profiting from illness is unethical.
- Healthy people and healthy communities depend upon publicly-funded health and environmental protection, health promotion, health education, and disease prevention.
- Publicly-funded health research should aim to improve the health and wellness of the public, without subsidizing private research and development.
- Public funds should support efforts to make the most up-to-date health information accessible, understandable, and meaningful for the general public.
- The struggle for Civil Rights is ongoing and that “of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane” (the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, Chicago, 1966).
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