AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
As a matter of human dignity, everyone is entitled to health care. Like any basic element of life, health care sustains us and should always be accessible and affordable for everyone — where they need it, when they need it, no exceptions and no interruptions.
The consequences of being uninsured are significant. Because uninsured patients do not receive the right care in the right place, they are up to four times as likely as insured patients to require avoidable hospitalizations and emergency care.
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Principles For Health Care
Available and accessible to everyone, paying special attention to the poor and vulnerable;
Health and prevention-oriented, with the goal of enhancing the health status of communities;
Sufficiently and fairly financed;
Transparent and consensus-driven, in the allocation of resources, and organized for cost-effective care and administration;
Patient-centered, and designed to address health needs at all stages of life, from conception to natural death; and
Safe, effective and designed to deliver the greatest possible quality
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As earlier said, everyone, old and young, male and female, even pets, is entitled to health care, like any basic element of life.