Don McCanne

Don McCanne

Dr. Don McCanne is senior health policy fellow at Physicians for a National Healthcare Program (PNHP), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of 20,000 physicians who support single-payer national health insurance. He resides in San Juan Capistrano, California.

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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 1:15pm
The Public Option Is Back: Our Enthusiasm Should Be Tempered
Last week an intensive campaign was initiated in support of a “public option”—offering the choice of a public, nonprofit insurance plan which competes with private health plans. Our enthusiasm should be tempered. Following are a couple of points to keep in mind, especially when you hear promises...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 4:15pm
Clinton's ‘Public Option’ is a Diversion: We Need Single Payer, Medicare for All
You remember the public option. During the drafting of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), efforts were made to include a public option – a government-run plan that would compete with the private health plans in the insurance marketplace. If the private plans proved that they could provide greater value...
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Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 1:19pm
'Medicare for All' Must Remain the Goal
Go ahead and wade through the cacophony of responses to the Supreme Court decision. It should be a fascinating excursion through society’s exposed soul at its finest, and at its worst. Some of the responses you will hear will rely on refined cognitive processes and others on fundamental reflexive emotions.
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