PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) applauds the prevention and wellness provisions in the health reform bill passed last night by the House.
"With passage of this bill, the House takes important steps toward universal coverage, supporting important insurance reforms and moving our health system from one that focuses on treating the sick to one that focuses on keeping people healthy," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of APHA. "However, we urge Congress to take another look and ensure that women have access to the full range of reproductive health services in any health reform measure enacted."
Earlier this year, APHA released its 2009 Agenda for Health Reform, which outlines APHA's top priorities for health reform legislation. The Affordable Health Care for America Act takes important steps toward addressing many of these priority issues, including:
"As thousands of public health professionals convene in Philadelphia this week for APHA's 137(th) Annual Meeting, we look to the Senate to ensure that these important public health provisions are reflected in the chamber's health reform legislation and to continue our progress toward an improved health system, which includes true universal coverage, a focus on prevention and wellness, and ensures women have access to the full range of reproductive health services."
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