Physicians for a National Health Program

Physicians for a National Health Program is a single issue organization advocating a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. PNHP has more than 21,000 members and chapters across the United States.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Another Physicians Group Endorses Medicare for All
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) today applauded the Society of General Internal Medicine’s (SGIM) endorsement of Medicare-for-All reform. SGIM is an internal medical association representing more than 3,300 of the world’s leading academic general internists, including educators,...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
81 Million Americans Live in Homes That Lack Enough Space and Bathrooms to Follow COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Recommendations
An article published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that 25 million dwellings that house 81 million Americans lack adequate space or plumbing to allow compliance with recommendations that a person who may have COVID-19 maintain physical separation from others in their household...
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Doctors’ Group Demands the American Hospital Association Leave Anti-Single Payer Dark-Money Organization
Physicians for a National Health Program ( PNHP ), a nonprofit organization of 23,000 doctors who support Medicare for All reform, has called on the American Hospital Association (AHA) to divest its membership in the Partnership for America's Health Care Future (PFAHCF), a dark-money lobbying group...
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Physicians’ group responds to Emergency Health Care Guarantee Act
Statement from Dr. Adam Gaffney, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, in response to the Emergency Health Care Guarantee Act : "Each week, millions of Americans are losing their jobs — and their health coverage — with no end in sight. To minimize suffering during the COVID-19...
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Friday, May 01, 2020
Physicians’ Group Welcomes Emergency Medicare Expansion Proposal During Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic and the deteriorating economy pose a grave risk to the health of the nation. The Medicare Crisis Program Act , introduced in Congress today by Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.), would expand coverage to many of the uninsured, while...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Study: 3.7 Million Frontline Health Workers Have Medical Problems That Raise Their Risk of Dying From COVID-19
More than a quarter (26.6%) of America’s nearly 14 million patient-contact health personnel are at risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 because of age or chronic conditions, a new study found. Researchers also reported high rates of uninsurance and poverty among frontline health workers,...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
COVID-19 and Mass Incarceration: Action Needed Now to Stem the Epidemic
In prisons and jails around the country, COVID-19 infections and deaths are occurring at lightning speed among both inmates and the staff who enter and leave the prison each day. In a commentary published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, physicians from Harvard Medical School and City University of...
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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
New Study: 1,553,000 Workers Became Uninsured in Past Two Weeks; 5.7 Million More Likely to Lose Coverage by June 30
In a new study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers estimate that layoffs triggered by the COVID-19 epidemic have already caused more than 1.5 million American workers to lose health insurance, with 5.7 million more likely to become uninsured by June 30, for a total of 7...
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Monday, January 20, 2020
Doctors Prescribe Medicare-for-All: Single Payer Reform Endorsed by America's Largest Medical Specialty Society and Recommended in Open Letter from Thousands of Physicians
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) today welcomed the American College of Physicians’ (ACP) endorsement of single-payer Medicare for All. The ACP, a national organization of 159,000 internists, is the largest medical specialty society and second-largest physician group in the U.S...
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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Health Care Paperwork Cost U.S. $812 Billion in 2017, Four Times More Per Capita Than in Canada
A study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that health care bureaucracy cost Americans $812 billion in 2017. This represented more than one-third (34.2%) of total expenditures for doctor visits, hospitals, long-term care and health insurance. The study estimated that cutting...
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