The Purpose

An American Imperative

Universal health coverage - All Missourians should have access to necessary preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services as needed, while ensuring that no one is exposed to financial ruin.

Principles of Understanding:

1. Healthcare responds, like other markets, to economic principles/realities.

2. Community assistance requires personal responsibility.

3. Missourians have the Right of association - No plan, policy or goal is good enough to require forced participation.