The 17 signing organizations called on the President-elect and congressional leaders to lead their health care reform efforts with a set of basic values, including the human right to health care. “As people of faith, we envision a society where each person is afforded health, wholeness, and human dignity. That vision embraces a system of health care that is inclusive, accessible, affordable, and accountable."
"Health care is a basic human right and human need which includes every person."
The President-Elect and congressional leaders were asked to consider these values in every forthcoming health policy initiative.