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PUBLIC HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS

WHEREAS, public sector health care institutions have a rich history of providing for the health care needs of low-income residents and others with specialized health care needs; and

WHEREAS, public academic medical centers provide quality health care to a variety of residents in the geographic areas in which they are located; and

WHEREAS, public sector facilities offer quality health care services that often decline when public institutions are privatized or merged with other institutions; and

WHEREAS, public academic medical centers provide learning experiences for residents and other health care professionals in training; and

WHEREAS, public academic medical centers provide medical expertise and research that is generally unavailable in other types of health care settings; and

WHEREAS, without proper fiscal oversight, public health care facilities can often face serious financial problems:

RESOLVED, that the FNHP/AFT support adequate funding and other resources for quality public health care institutions; and

RESOLVED, that the FNHP/AFT support public employees providing quality health care services to members of the public; and

RESOLVED, that the FNHP/AFT will take an active role in ensuring fiscal responsibility in public health care institutions in which our members work.


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