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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Friday, September 22, 2017
Health Researchers: Graham-Cassidy Bill Would Increase Deaths By 41,600 Annually
Physicians and public health researchers Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein estimate that implementation of the proposed Graham-Cassidy legislation would push an additional 32 million Americans off their health insurance over the next decade, resulting in 41,600 additional deaths in...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Doctors’ Group Welcomes Sen. Sanders’ Medicare-For-All Bill
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a nonprofit research and education organization of 21,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals, welcomes Sen. Bernie Sanders’ single-payer bill, The Medicare for All Act of 2017. Replacing America’s fractured, for-profit health...
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Medicare ACOs Won't Tell How They Pay Doctors: American Journal of Public Health Study
Ninety-one percent of the accountable care organizations (ACOs) that provide care to 9 million Medicare enrollees refuse to disclose their physician payment incentives, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. ACOs, similar to the HMOs of the 1990s, receive...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
New Comprehensive Review Finds That Recent Studies Strengthen Conclusions of Landmark 2002 National Academy of Medicine Report Implicating Uninsurance in Thousands of Deaths.
Being uninsured substantially raises the risk of dying, according to a comprehensive review of studies published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine . The review updated a 2002 study conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM - now called the National Academy of Medicine) that concluded that...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
Doctors’ Group: House Leaders Are Out of Touch With Majority of Americans Demanding Medicare for All
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a nonprofit research and education organization of 20,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals, responded to today’s House of Representatives’ passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). “This vote shows that House leaders are...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
'Medicare for All' Bill Reaches a Record-Breaking 104 Co-Sponsors in Congress
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a group of 21,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals, announced today that H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act has reached a record number of co-sponsors in the House of Representatives, now totalling 104. H.R...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
April 8 National Day of Action for Health Care Planned for First Day of Congressional Recess
As members of Congress return to their home districts for the spring recess, they will be greeted by a broad coalition of doctors, nurses, students and patients demanding “Improved Medicare For All,” a single-payer health plan that covers all Americans. On Saturday, April 8 , participants in 43...
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Friday, March 24, 2017
After Speaker Ryan Pulls GOP ‘Slash and Burn’ Health Bill, Doctors Group Urges Passage of a Single-Payer Health Plan
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a nonprofit research and education organization of 20,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals, responded to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to cancel a scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) today. With the AHCA...
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Repeal of Affordable Care Act Would Cause Tens of Thousands of Deaths, While Single Payer Would Save At Least 20,000 More Lives Than ACA: AJPH Editorial
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without replacing it, as some conservative hardliners are demanding, would cost a minimum of 37,127 lives over the next two years (14,528 in 2018 and 22,599 in 2019), and perhaps as many as four times that number, according to scientific studies summarized in an...
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Single-Payer Reform is ‘the Only Way to Fulfill the President’s Pledge’ on Health Care: Annals of Internal Medicine Commentary
Proposals floated by Republican leaders won’t achieve President Trump’s campaign promises of more coverage, better benefits, and lower costs, but a single-payer reform would, according to a commentary published today [Tuesday, Feb. 21] in Annals of Internal Medicine, one of the nation’s most...
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