Last updated on: 10/30/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

American Public Health Association (APHA) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The Affordable Care Act has made progress in addressing the biggest challenges facing our health system including reducing the number of uninsured, uneven quality of care, deaths due to medical errors, discriminatory practices by health insurance providers and the shrinking ranks of the nation’s primary care providers. The ACA has also made important progress in shifting our health system from one that focuses on treating the sick to one that focuses on keeping people healthy.

[W]e urge you to continue the bipartisan efforts to improve and build upon the successes of the ACA…”

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Letter to the US Senate on behalf of American Public Health Association, apha.org, Sep. 18, 2017

Description:

“APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. We are the only organization that influences federal policy, has a 145-year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health.”

“About APHA” (accessed on Oct. 30, 2017)

Mission:

“Improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status.”

“About APHA” (accessed on Oct. 30, 2017)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?