Internists Say the American Jobs Plan Will also Protect the Health of Americans

April 1, 2021
Statement by Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP, President, American College of Physicians (ACP)

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is glad to see the many ways that the American Jobs Plan would help to protect the health of those in our country. The infrastructure plan that the Biden administration proposed yesterday contains provisions that would help improve both health and health care.

The plan would expand access to long-term care services for Medicaid beneficiaries. Medicaid is a critical piece in how many older patients, and other vulnerable persons, can afford necessary long-term care. ACP believes that offering more flexibility, including alternatives to nursing homes, as the Biden administration plan does, will better serve individuals’ needs…