Universal Health Care Guideposts and Principles

Executive Summary

For over 50 years, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) has protected and advanced the health rights of low-income and underserved populations. Our work is guided by the belief that health care is a fundamental right and that every human being should have access to quality health care. As the number of proposals to expand health coverage increases, NHeLP remains committed to the ultimate goal of achieving universal health care coverage in our country. As such, we will evaluate all universal health reform proposals based on whether they advance or impede the following guideposts and principles.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Lav at lav@healthlaw.org or Héctor Hernández-Delgado at hernandez-delgado@healthlaw.org.

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