Right of all Individuals to Comprehensive Health Care
[From: General Convention (A010) and (A099) Resolution, 1991]
Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That this 70th general Convention assert the right of all individuals to medically necessary health care, including long-term services; and be it further
Resolved, That the Episcopal Church be encouraged at all levels to advocate for legislation for comprehensive medical benefits to include diagnostic tests, primary and tertiary care for acute and chronic conditions, rehabilitation care, long-term care, mental health services, dental care and prescriptions drugs; special attention should be given to the needs of individuals with limited self-care capabilities; and be it further
Resolved, that the Washington Office of the Episcopal Church, the Public Policy Network, the Office of Social and Specialized Ministries, and other appropriate agencies at the Episcopal Church Center facilitate the implementation of this resolution at the federal level.
It is the recommendation of the Joint Commission on AIDS that the following principles be the foundation of this Church's position on comprehensive health Care:
NOTE: This resolution and explanation is offered from the perspective of the Joint Commission on AIDS to complement similar legislation, which may be proposed by the Standing Commission on Health.
Universal Health Care Delivery system for the U.S.
Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, that the 70th General Convention, decries the inequitable health care delivery system of the United States of America and calls upon the President, the congress, governors and other leaders to devise a system of universal access for the people for our country.