Health care is a fundamental right for all. All Americans have a right to equitable, affordable, accessible, culturally-competent, and comprehensive healthcare services in their own communities. Yet more than 30 million individuals lack health coverage altogether, even as millions of others are underinsured and the rapidly escalating costs of health care become increasingly unsustainable. In order to further universal health care coverage and access, and improve the health care delivery system, we support federal law, regulations and reforms that:
- Fully invest in and increase access to insurance through thefederal Affordable Care Act as well as the essential Medicaid & Medicare programs while maintaining strong consumerprotections.
- Engage the healthcare workforce in the implementationof delivery system reforms. Health care reform works bestif there is full investment by the workforce and when newtraining initiatives reflect a clear analysis of expected workflow changes and critical labor shortages.
- Support the creation of a Medicare-for-all, Medicare buy-in,public option, or other federal programs guaranteeing affordable universal health care for all, while preserving fairreimbursement rates and access to doctors, hospitals, andquality health care services.