NAP Public Policy Principles

  1. All Americans should have affordable health care. 
  2. Health care should include prevention as a core strategy, not just cure strategies. 
  3. Primary care should be the starting point for coverage but other services need to be added. 
  4. Health care should encompass physical, behavioral and social health. 
  5. Health workforce issues must be addressed at a national and state level. 
  6. We support interprofessional research, education and accountable interprofessional healthcare. 
  7. We favor any plan for cost coverage that meets the criteria of ease of patient understanding; administrative cost efficiency; fairness and acceptability. We believe that a single party payor system could meet these criteria, but given the current political climate, we are supporting the public/private option.
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