How To Prioritize Preventative Health Care
When it comes to preventative care for all Americans, the NMA has a specific, targeted agenda: to preserve the health care safety net and to reduce health disparities.
The Challenges We Face Today
The United States health care system faces serious challenges when it comes to prevention and disease management. Our healthcare system spends about 75 cents of every healthcare dollar dealing with chronic diseases, most of which are either preventable or treatable. Prevention and increased coordination of care would significantly alter the cost equation.
The NMA supports a shift toward prevention and disease management that will serve to improve quality of health care in all populations.
How We Can Take Action