Tuesday, July 09, 2013 US Health Care System Should Meet Individual, Community, and Population Needs APTA updated its policy on principles and objectives for the US health care system, aligning it with the association's outward-facing vision of what’s best for the health of society. The renamed policy, Principles and Objectives for the United States Health Care System, features a higher focus on patient-centered care; conveys that health care providers, including physical therapists, should be able to practice and be paid for their full scope of practice; recognizes the provision of care for maintenance of health; and emphasizes equitable and value-based payment. A new principle, Team-Based Care, reflects current health policy laws, regulation, and culture and calls for health care team leaders to be identified based on the patient's needs, changing as the patient's needs change. [RC 16-13] Draft language adopted by the 2013 House of Delegates will be available on the House Community no later than July 12. Final language for all actions taken by the June 2013 House will be available by September after the minutes have been approved. See more results of the 2013 House of Delegates by following this link, or click on July 9 from the News Now calendar.