Health Care for All Oregon

  • Portland

Website

http://www.hcao.org

Address

1443 SE 122nd Ave.
Portland
OR
97233
United States

About Us

Mission: To create an affordable, comprehensive, equitable, publicly funded, high quality, universal health care system serving everyone in Oregon and the United States.

Vision: Achieving a health care system …

  • that ensures comprehensive, high-quality health care to all;
  • in which care is driven by the needs of patients rather than by profits and is focused on prevention, effective treatment, and improved medical outcomes;
  • that is publicly financed and channels resources to prevention and treatment, minimizing administrative expenses and waste.

Principles: HCAO recognizes health care to be a human right. We seek to create a health care system based on the principles of Universality, Equity, Accountability, Transparency Participation, and health care as a Public Good.

  • Universality: As a human right, health care must be accessible to everyone, without exception.
  • Equity: Health care resources and services must be distributed and accessed according to people's needs. Health, wealth, employment, age, race, gender, immigration status, and other factors should not result any barriers to health care or disparities in health outcomes.
  • Accountability: The health care system must be accountable to the people it serves. It must ensure effective delivery of care and stewardship of resources that improve individual and population health, and provide means to uphold and enforce human rights standards in care.
  • Transparency: The health care system must be open with regard to information, decision-making, and management.
  • Participation: The health care system must enable meaningful public participation in all decisions affecting people's right to health care.
  • Public Good: Health care, as a fundamental element of a just society, must not be rationed by cost as a commodity in private markets, but be secured to the people on an equitable basis by public means, similarly to education, public safety, and public utilities.

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