Historical Resolution #17
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.
Category: Social Justice
Proposed by: Austrivum
WHEREAS this resolution will strengthen social justice among all members of the United Nations by requiring that all nations, current and future within the UN, have a basic healthcare plan to support and insure its citizens. Basic healthcare is not a luxury, but rather it is a moral imperative that should be incorporated into UN admissions and acceptance ratings/standards.
The following resolution requires that all UN nations meet the below four-point plan of providing healthcare to its citizens through all outlets available within their government, as long as the methods of providing the four-point plan are met without violating international, national and/or local law.
The four-point plan is as follows:
1) All families who are at or below the poverty level of US$5,005.50 per adult, and US$4,205.50 per child, must be covered by healthcare insurance, as long as one member of the family, age 22 or older, is employed.
2) All children, age 21 and younger, must be covered by healthcare insurance and be reimbursed up to at least 55%.
3) All seniors, age 67 and older, must be covered by healthcare and prescription drug insurance/coverage and be reimbursed up to at least 65% for healthcare matters, while up to at least 50% for required prescription dugs.
4) All people, ages 22 to 66, must be offered healthcare insurance and be reimbursed up to at least 30%. In addition, if the insured, in this category, has been employed for at least 240 days in the given year, they must be reimbursed by an additional 5%.
(*Note: Monetary figures were shown in US$ as a general currency; it must be converted accordingly and appropriately based on conversion rates.)
Though this is not a full strength plan, it is a necessary start, and a reasonable start, in order to be able to be achievable by all decent nations. Basic healthcare is a necessity, and the Democratic States of Austrivum encourage all nations to pass even larger, more inclusive healthcare packages within their own nation.
The exceptions to this resolution include:
1) A UN nation classified as a third world country, by the UN, does not have to implement this resolution until its status is upgraded.
2) A UN nation determined to be at war by the UN, is exempted from continuing the program, but must have a backup program/plan.
3) A nation whose economic situation is detrimental may plea to the UN for a reduced strength Required Basic Healthcare resolution. However, should the UN at any time deem a UN nations economy stable enough to support the full strength resolution, it must be implemented under order from the UN.
After this resolutions passage, it must be instituted within three (3) months, otherwise face UN ejection, or plea ones case for additional time, that cannot be in excess of an additional eighteen (18) months, to be granted only by and through the UN.
---The Democratic States of Austrivum