universal coverage

universal coverage

Universal access Health care reform The provision of health care for entire group–including preventive care–eg, vaccines, screening, outpatient visits to a generalist or specialist, hospitalization for basic and catastrophic needs. See Canadian plan, Clinton plan, Socialized medicine. Cf Underinsured, Uninsured.

universal coverage

A health insurance plan that reimburses all citizens for all or part of their health care costs. It may insure all health-related services or specific (“safety-net”) services only, or it may be tiered, providing different services depending on the amount of funding the insured person chooses to contribute to the plan.
Synonym: universal health insurance coverage
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More recent efforts to implement universal coverage have been similarly unsuccessful.
Inspired by his vision, Illinois legislators last year sponsored the "Bernardin Amendment," establishing health care as a fundamental human right and calling for universal coverage by 2002.
The solution to that crisis was "universal coverage" via a federally run system of managed care.
The report further stated that "for real empowerment to occur, a health-care system must be established guaranteeing universal coverage, a comprehensive package of services to include long-term care, and affordable delivery of services in a manner that meets the needs of consumers" (President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, 1994, p.
We need a national health program that provides universal coverage regardless of age, sex, race, in come, sexual orientation, or any other factor.
Three committees passed bills containing cornerstones of President Clinton's reform blueprint: guaranteed universal coverage, a mandate on employers to pay part of their workers' insurance costs, and controls on insurance premiums.
Catholic bishops this summer have stepped up their efforts to lobby Congress on national health care reform - for universal coverage and against abortion coverage.
While the Chafee plan guarantees universal coverage through individual mandate, the Cooper plan only proposes universal access.
We'll have universal coverage that provides equal care to everyone, regardless of ability to pay, or medical history, or current prognosis.
Instead of requiring government funding or employer mandates, the Heritage plan would provide universal coverage by modifying tax law, so every family receives a tax credit to help pay for insurance, for ordinary out-of-pocket expenses, or for deposit of funds into a tax-free medical savings account, a sort of "medical IRA."
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An analysis in the same issue of the Lancet said almost half of stillbirths could be prevented with universal coverage of interventions such as comprehensive emergency obstetric care.
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