Position Statement: Universal Right to Health Care

Date: September 21, 2017

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Healthy Teen Network maintains that health care is a universal human right, and by extension, a right all Americans should enjoy equitably. In the United States, the universal right to health care must be accomplished by ensuring that each American 1) can enter the nation’s healthcare system without any barrier of discrimination or other impediment with regard to age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, health condition, immigration status, or other characteristic; 2) can receive the full range of promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services for all diseases, infections, and conditions a person may experience over their life span; 3) have access to a complete network of health services organizations and individuals which offer services at locations, days, and hours convenient to and through modalities appropriate for the health services seeker; and 4) face no barrier to health services due to inability to pay for them or to disruption in their payment method.

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Citation: Healthy Teen Network. (2017). Position statement: Universal right to health care. Baltimore: Author. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/resources/position-statement-universal-right-health-care/


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