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TFAH Board of Directors Issues Statement on U.S. Health Care Crisis

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) Board of Directors:

"America faces a major health crisis because the United States does not have a coherent health care system.

Nearly 47 million Americans are uninsured;

Tens of millions of Americans are suffering everyday from all manner of diseases, despite spending $2 trillion a year on medical care, more than any other nation in the world.

Our nation's poor health is jeopardizing America's economic security.

That is why we believe that all Americans should have access to affordable, quality health care.

That is why we believe that wellness and disease prevention efforts should be national priorities and a strong public health system must be part of the solution.

And that is why we believe that every American should have the opportunity to be as healthy as he or she can be, regardless of racial, ethnic or economic circumstances."

Trust for America's Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.

TFAH Board Members:

Lowell Weicker, Jr.


Former 3-term U.S. Senator and

Governor of Connecticut

Cynthia M. Harris, PhD, DABT

Vice President

Director and Professor

Institute of Public Health,

Florida A & M University

Margaret A. Hamburg, MD


Senior Scientist

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)

Patricia Baumann, MS, JD


President and CEO

Bauman Foundation

Gail Christopher, DN

Vice President for Health

WK Kellogg Foundation

John W. Everets

David Fleming, MD

Director of Public Health

Seattle King County, (WA)

Robert T. Harris, MD

Former Chief Medical Officer and

Senior Vice President for Healthcare

BlueCross BlueShield of North


Alonzo Plough, MA, MPH, PhD

Vice President of Program, Planning and


The California Endowment

Theodore Spencer

Project Manager

National Resources Defense Council

SOURCE Trust for America's Health
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