Healthy individuals in healthy communities
By November 2020 all Americans have the opportunity to experience optimal well being throughout their lifetime.
By November 2020 Americans live in healthy communities and each of us have access to healthcare services that provide the highest level of medical services to maintain, wellness regardless of medical condition and stage of life.
By November 2020 Americans are part of a responsive representative local and national political system
We are guided by the belief that
"health, which is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, is a fundamental human right and that the attainment of the highest possible level of health is a most important world wide social goal whose realization requires the action of many other social and economic sectors in addition to the health sector. "
100% of the population is insured
The United States achieves healthcare insurance coverage for all Americans. The insurance provides all Americans with basic benefits for medical care, including prevention, acute care, chronic care, and end-of-life care. The coverage guarantees access to health and medical services that are evidence based and clinically indicated. The coverage is reliable, citizen-based, lifelong, portable, and is independent of preexisting conditions, employment status, geographic residence, and age. Coverage cannot be dropped because of medical status.
100% of Americans have access to healthcare services
Healthcare services are timely (no needless delays), equitable (no unjustified variation) comprehensive (including emergency and long term care), available, and easily accessible, offering choice of provider and treatment options that are evidence-based.
#1 Quality of healthcare delivered
The quality of healthcare of the US is the best in the world. Quality healthcare based on the latest evidence for healthcare that is: Safe (no harm), Efficient (no waste), Effective (no needless failures), Patient Centered (no helplessness or unjustified routines), coordinated and competent healthcare.
Cost of healthcare services is affordable and sustainable for individuals, businesses, and government
0 is the number of Americans that have to file for bankruptcy due to medical costs. The cost of healthcare for the individual is not increased by more than the cost of inflation. This includes all costs. The total cost including cost of healthcare insurance, out of pocket expenses, deductibles; treatments must be affordable and in no way constitute a barrier for achieving the purpose of healthcare coverage, accessing needed healthcare services.
GDP + 1% Yearly increases of healthcare expenditures do not exceed in GDP plus one percent.
0 The number of Americans who stay at their current employment due to fear of not being able to get or afford healthcare coverage.
0 The number of businesses whose cost of providing healthcare benefits to their employees impedes their local and global competitiveness.
Total governmental health expenditures are no more than 20% of GDP.
Healthcare innovation through research in services and products that leads to continued improvement in the health status of the population. All Americans have the expectation that innovation and advanced treatments will be developed and available to improve their lives.