Indivisible Chicago Alliance Position on Health Care
Health, as defined by the World Health Organization in its 1948 constitution, is “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
We believe this definition embodies what we should expect from a health care system in the United States. The Indivisible Chicago Alliance will work toward achieving this level of care for our communities, our state, and our country.
We believe that comprehensive health care is a human right to which any person within the United States should have full access, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, religious belief, gender, sexuality, country of origin, or citizenship.
We believe that government has a major role in assuring a high quality of care to individuals, meeting the requirements of public health, addressing the historic and continuing inequities in health care delivery, and ensuring that neither questions of profitability nor an individual’s economic means obstruct access to comprehensive and high-quality health care.