1979 General Resolution

WHEREAS, the present system of health care in the United States (which costs approximately $180 billion per year) is often uneven in quality, availability of professional services, and in geographical distribution; and

WHEREAS, the present system is unjustly expensive for many who cannot afford the charges for the services of hospitals, nursing homes, doctors, and other segments of the health care system; and

WHEREAS, there is need for a planned and integrated national health system to ensure the quality and the availability and accessibility of health services for all the people of the United States and that this system include preventive medicine and emphasis on positive health care and individual fitness programs;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1979 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association calls upon the President and Congress to establish a comprehensive health care plan to provide full medical service for all; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the 1979 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges adoption of an insurance system that will be economically equitable for all sections of the population and that will be capable of sustaining the health system at a high level of quality; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the 1979 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges as an essential element of any plan that there be containment of health costs, especially control of hospital, clinic and physician costs, so that the economic burden imposed by rapidly rising health costs may be brought under control and kept from undermining the economic feasibility of a national health system.

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