“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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. This would eliminate huge administrative costs such as enormous CEO salaries, stockholder dividends, advertising, and buildings full of health management staff.
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. Coverage for 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, deductibles, and co-pays will disappear and taxes will take over. Studies show the cost for most individuals will be significantly less than current out of pocket costs for less coverage.
COVID 19 UPDATE
Universal healthcare (Improved Medicare for All or “publicly financed, privately delivered” healthcare) is the answer to resolve our healthcare system chaos. We need to organize, provide, and manage ACCESS to CARE in this pandemic when so many have lost their “insurance” with their jobs. It would provide the best for ALL of us in these times.
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.