The LWVUS stated the position on Health Care by the National Board in April 1993. The full text of this position can be found at lwv.org/content/impact-issues-online-edition.
In summary, the LWVUS divided the position into six parts: Goals; Basic Level of Quality care; Financing and Administration; Taxes; Cost Control; Equity Issues; and Allocation of Resources to Individuals.
The LWVUS believes that every U.S. resident should have access to a basic level of care that includes the prevention of disease, health promotion and education, primary care (including prenatal and reproductive care). acute care, long-term care, and mental health care.
The League favors a national health insurance plan financed through general taxes in place of individual insurance premiums. The League supports administration of the U.S. health care system either by a combination of the private and public sectors or by a combination of federal, state and/or regional government agencies.
The League supports increased taxes to finance a basic level of health care for all U.S. residents, provided health care reforms contain effective cost control strategies.
Presentation of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Tennessee Priorities for FY2015.
Ms. El-Sayad has been a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner in Morgan County for nearly 30 years, mother of 3, currently living with husband Galal in Roane County. She has received many awards for her professional and volunteer work, among them the National Jefferson Award for Community Service and Statewide Nurse Practitioner of the Year.