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Access to Health Care (Health Care Reform)

Public Health

The WSMA supports promoting financial incentives to encourage more physicians to enter primary care and/or serve in rural areas. (EC Rpt C, A-92) (Reaffirmed A-17)

The WSMA affirms that improving Population Health should be a true goal of any meaningful health reform effort and that achieving this goal requires a robust partnership between public health and medical care practitioners to carry out long-term disease prevention strategies. (Res A-3, A-09)

The WSMA support a strong public health program making available to all Washingtonians scientifically determined, cost effective preventative health services (such as immunizations and community-based services such as those for communicable disease, sanitation and poison control). (Reaffirmed A-17)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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