Health Policy

Government at all levels must act to insure access to affordable quality health care for all citizens. As a matter of public policy, the government’s role in health care must not be limited to the reimbursement of health care practitioners and facilities for the treatment of the diseased or injured. Rather, government must assume its responsibility to further the total health of consumers, including the quality of their environment, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, their nutritional needs, occupational health and safety, and right to comprehensive preventive health care.