Human Rights Principles

Our campaign is guided by 5 principles

Universality:
Human rights must be afforded to everyone, without exception. It is by virtue of being human, alone, that every person is entitled to human rights. Even with the Affordable Care Act
, almost 400k Marylanders remain uninsured.

Equity: 
Fair and equal access where everybody can afford the same high quality care.

Accountability: 
It is not enough merely to recognize healthcare as a public good. There must be means of holding the healthcare system accountable for failing to meet human rights standards.

Transparency: 
Government must be open with regard to information and decision-making processes People must be able to know how public institutions needed to protect quality access to healthcare are managed and run.

Participation: 
Government must engage people and support their participation in decisions about how their health care system is shaped and supported.