Prince Charles is taking steps to “restore the faith in the healthcare system”, according to a report published by The Associated Press.
“I have said a number of times that we need to have a system that is not only for the people who need it, but the people that need it the most,” the Duke of York said in a speech at Georgetown University, according to the report.
“The way I see it, we need a system of universal healthcare.”
The AP said Charles spoke at a breakfast event at the Georgetown University campus on Tuesday.
The Duke of Yorke said in his remarks that he wants “people to think that the health system is not just about a bunch of machines in the back, but that it’s really about the people, the families, the doctors and nurses who work there”.
“We want to restore faith in healthcare,” Charles added.
Charles also said he wants Americans to “learn to trust our healthcare systems”.
In an address to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Duke said, “The health system we currently have is broken and it’s failing.”
The Duke said it’s time for a “major overhaul”.
The AP reported that Charles and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are in Washington for the annual Governors Summit, which was held earlier this month.