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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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Doctor's Group Responds to the Rise of Uninsured Americans (New Census Report)
Below is a statement from Dr. Adam Gaffney, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage report : “The number of Americans without health coverage is on the rise, new figures from the Census Bureau...
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Medicare for All Unlikely to Cause Surge in Hospital Use: Harvard Study
As political leaders debate the merits of a future Medicare for All system in the U.S., some analysts predict that implementing universal coverage could cause a sharp, unaffordable increase in hospital use and costs, overwhelming the system. But new research by a team at Harvard Medical School and...
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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Doctors to Tell American Medical Association: Support Medicare For All or “Get Out of the Way”
Wearing their scrubs and white coats, hundreds of doctors, nurses, medical students and health care activists will march on the annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA), demanding they drop their opposition to improved Medicare for All and withdraw from the anti-single payer...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Doctors' Group Welcomes Sen. Sanders' Medicare-for-All Bill
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a nonprofit research and education organization of 23,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals, welcomes the Medicare for All Act of 2019 as an important step towards the organization's goal of a single-payer national health plan...
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Monday, April 01, 2019
Longtime Health Care Researchers Discover Historical Roots of Medicare for All, Public Option, and So-Called “Free Market” Approaches
As political leaders debate the future of the U.S. health care system, a pair of health financing experts discovered that all of the current proposals -- from Medicare for All to “repeal and replace” -- have been circulating in various forms since the 1940s. In an article published today in the...
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Physicians Group Endorses the Medicare for All Act of 2019
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a nonprofit research and education organization whose 23,000 members support single-payer national health insurance, endorses the Medicare for All Act of 2019, filed today by its lead sponsor Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wa.) along with more than 100 co-...
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
New Medical Bankruptcy Study: Two-Thirds of Filers Cite Illness and Medical Bills as Contributors to Financial Ruin
Medical problems contributed to 66.5% of all bankruptcies, a figure that is virtually unchanged since before the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study published yesterday as an editorial in the American Journal of Public Health . The findings indicate that 530,000 families...
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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Democratic Governors Have Bold Ideas to Transform Health Care: Harvard Researchers
Republican and Democratic governors have strikingly different visions for the future of health care, according to a new analysis appearing in today's American Journal of Public Health. While Republican leaders favor maintaining or shrinking public health insurance programs, Democratic leaders are...
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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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