Medicare for all
It is of crucial importance for a nation to have a healthy population that can produce wealth for themselves and our nation.
The Republican Administration is trying to modify the ACA. The rhetoric of repeal and replace will need to be filled in with legislation that improves the health of the American population. This is the challenge. How should preventative and primary care services be provided?
There must be an equitable distribution of primary health care services.
Community participation is needed in the definition of health problems, the design of services and programs and evaluation of the results.
Health workforce development should be considered in our discussions of health care services since without a trained workforce, no services can be provided.
* Ongoing efforts to bring lower cost and appropriate technology that addresses broad public health issues must be supported.
The ACA has improved access to health care services. Yet, Americans have been frustrated by the ACA. This is our challenge, finding reforms that will address the frustrations of the American people while at the same time putting in place legislative directives that improve health and increase access to health care services for all of us. The American health profile is dominated by chronic health conditions. Heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia and kidney disease are now the leading causes of death in the United States.
What is the best way to provide services and care? It is time for Medicare for All.