|To the Congress of the United States:
The American people are not satisfied with better-than-average health. As a Nation, they want, they need, and they can afford the best of health:
--not just for those of comfortable means.
--but for all our citizens, old and young, rich and poor.
--There is no need and no room for second-class health services.
--There is no need and no room for denying to any of our people the wonders of modern medicine.
--There is no need and no room for elderly people to suffer the personal economic disaster to which major illness all too commonly exposes them.
In seeking health improvements, we build on the past. for in the conquest of ill health our record is already a proud one:
--American medical research continues to score remarkable advances.
--We have mastered most of the major contagious diseases.
--Our life expectancy is increasing steadily.
--The overall quality of our physicians, dentists, and othe ...read full document