• Health Care is a Right

    The American Academy of Family Physicians recognizes health as a basic human right for every person regardless of social, economic or political status, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. The right to health includes universal access to timely, high quality, and affordable essential health care services.

    The AAFP encourages its members and their employers to provide medical care without charges or at reduced charges to patients who are uninsured and lack the ability to pay for needed care.. (2017 COD) (January 2022 COD)