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Achieving a US health care system 'second to none'
Date:1/31/2008

t that the U.S. lags behind every other industrial country in access and is second to last in qualityeven though we spend the mostshould be a wake-up call to all candidates who are seeking election in 2008.

This report, ACP says, is a call-to-action to its members, the candidates, and U.S. elected leaders to commit to comprehensive health care reforms based on ACPs paper:

  • By providing ACPs members125,000 internists and medical students nationwidewith a Web-based tool to evaluate the candidates positions (www.acponline.org/advocacy/where_we_stand/election) based on ACPs benchmarks for a high performing system, it hopes to challenge the candidates to embrace ACPs proposals and to help our members evaluate the candidates accordingly.

  • ACPs Candidates Pledge provides a specific way for its members to ask candidatesespecially those running for Congressto commit to the specific elements described in the pledge.

  • Finally, ACP urges President Bush and the 110th Congress to take immediate steps in 2008 to help transition to a higher performing health care system for all.

Dr. Dale described what a U.S. health care system that truly was second to none would be like:

  • Everyone would have affordable health coverage.

  • Everyone would have access to a primary care physician to help guide them through the health care system (patient-centered medical home)supported by public policies to assure a sufficient supply of primary care physicians.

  • Physicians compensation would be based not just on how many services are provided, but also for their effectiveness in improving quality, coordinating care, and for preventive services.

  • Primary care physicians would receive higher compensation commensurate with their critical role in helping patients ge
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Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

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