America urgently needs comprehensive health care reform. The American College of Physicians (ACP) believes that universal access to care can be achieved only through system-wide reform in the organization and financing of health care (1). This paper outlines our proposal for a national policy to achieve that reform.
As a professional society of physicians whose goal is excellence in medicine, we see a system failing all who are a part of it—patients, physicians and other health professionals, purchasers, and insurers. Most of the problems have been well documented: over 35 million Americans without health coverage, excessive utilization of high
Universal Insurance for American Health Care: A Proposal of the American College of Physicians1. Ann Intern Med. ;117:511–519. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-6-511
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(6):511-519.
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