Healthcare Action Team
People over Profit
APA’s Healthcare Action Team believes that Healthcare is a Human Right, not a commodity.
For-profit corporations should not be involved with healthcare. The elimination of huge administrative costs, including: enormous CEO salaries, stockholder dividends, advertising, and buildings full of health management staff is a must..
Patients should have the freedom to choose their doctor, hospital, therapists, and pharmacies with no control by third party insurance and pharmaceutical companies.
Universal healthcare should include ALL aspects of physical and mental health from cradle to grave. Access to dental care, vision, hearing, therapy, and prescriptions must be included. Prevention and education should be emphasized.
The cost of healthcare will be financed by everyone according to their ability to pay. Premiums will disappear and taxes will take over. Studies show the cost will be significantly less than current premiums and co-pays.
WHAT WE DO
Our team works toward a universal, single payer healthcare system. We support the Affordable Care Act only as an interim step.
We provide education and legislative advocacy. We work in partnership with other progressive groups.