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 08, 2018
Immigrants Use Little Health Care, May Help Subsidize Care of Non-Immigrants: Harvard/Tufts Researchers
A study published today in the International Journal of Health Services finds that immigrants use far less health care than non-immigrants, and may actually subsidize the care of U.S. citizens. The findings by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine contradict...
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Doctors in U.S. and Canada Launch Sweeping Pharmaceutical Reform Proposal
The skyrocketing cost of prescription medications is one of the biggest concerns for American voters. However, in his proposal last Friday, President Donald Trump failed to offer any new policies that would expand access, reduce costs, or increase the safety and efficacy of prescriptions. Today, a...
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Friday, May 11, 2018
California Doctors Aim to Educate 100,000 Patients & Their Physicians to Support Single Payer
A group of California doctors have placed a first-of-its-kind 8-page publication in today’s Sacramento News and Review with the aim of educating patients – and their physicians - about why a single payer plan, also known as “Improved Medicare for All,” is needed in California and nationally. The...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Health Care Financing System Deepens Poverty and Income Inequality: Study
Households’ payments for medical premiums, copayments and deductibles pushed more than 7 million Americans into poverty in 2014, according to a study appearing in today’s American Journal of Public Health . Such payments also dramatically worsened overall income inequality. The researchers analyzed...
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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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