National Physician Group Calls for Health Coverage for All

January 24, 2020

With health care an election-year priority, the American College of Physicians (ACP) this week called for sweeping government action to guarantee coverage for all, reduce costs and improve the basic well-being of Americans. Declaring that the U.S. health care system “is ill and needs a bold new prescription,” the ACP endorsed either of the two general approaches being debated by Democratic presidential candidates: a government-run “single-payer” system that would cover everyone; or a new “public option” government plan that would offer comprehensive coverage to compete with private insurance.