Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1991-A010
Title: Advocate Legislation for Comprehensive Health Care
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred
Final Text:

Resolved, That this 70th General Convention assert the right of all individuals to medically necessary health care, including long-term services; and be it further

Resolved, That the Episcopal Church be encouraged at all levels to advocate for legislation for comprehensive medical benefits to include diagnostic tests, primary and tertiary care for acute and chronic conditions, rehabilitation care, long-term care, mental health services, dental care and prescription drugs; special attention should be given to the needs of individuals with limited self-care capabilities; and be it further

Resolved, That the Washington Office of the Episcopal Church, the Public Policy Network, the Office of Social and Specialized Ministries, and other appropriate agencies at the Episcopal Church Center facilitate the implementation of this resolution at the federal level.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Phoenix, 1991 (New York: General Convention, 1992), p. 764.