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Plan For Universal Health Care
As a result of the change in the Home Rule Charter, an initial plan was developed entitled, “Decent Health Care for All in Philadelphia: Local Leadership & Action,” under the direction of David Grande, M.D., Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.
According to the report, with the increasing growth trends in the number of uninsured, Philadelphia must confront the health care crisis and follow the three standards guiding health care delivery: that care be universal, continuous and affordable.
The conclusion of the report was that without major changes to the Philadelphia’s health care system, access problems and the already strained financial conditions are likely to worsen significantly in the coming years and potentially reach crisis proportions.