ACP Releases New Vision for U.S. Health Care!
On January 20, ACP released a series of policy papers published in a supplement to Annals of Internal Medicine entitled “Better is Possible: The American College of Physicians Vision for the U.S. Health Care System,” that outlines a new vision for U.S. health care, assessing the strengths and weaknesses in the U.S. health care system today and offering policy recommendations for improvement. The papers include:
- A Call to Action by the ACP
- Reducing Barriers to Care and Addressing Social Determinants of Health
- Coverage and Cost of Care
- Health Care Delivery and Payment System Reform
The papers propose interconnected, comprehensive, and evidence-based policy recommendations that reimagine the nation’s health care system as one where everyone has coverage for and access to the care they need, at a cost they and the country can afford; where social factors that contribute to poor and inequitable health are addressed; where health care payment and delivery systems put patients first and support physicians and their care teams in delivering high value, patient centered care; and where unnecessary, wasteful administrative spending is redirected to what matters most: patient care.
In a letter sent to key lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate, ACP outlined its new vision and recommendations knowing that health care promises to be a central issue in the 2020 elections. ACP offers an evidence-based, carefully considered plan on how our nation’s health care system can be transformed into a fair, just, and sustainable one for all Americans.
ACP is offering the following educational resources on its new vision and invites AIMn members to participate:
- Participate in a Twitter chat (#ACPVision4HealthCareChat) on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. ET.
- Register to participate in a webinar for ACP members on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.
- E-mail your thoughts, questions, and suggestions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org