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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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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Friday, February 10, 2017
Price's Confirmation is Body Blow to Nation's Health: Physician Leader
Dr. Carol Paris of Nashville, Tenn., is president of Physicians for a National Health Program ( www.pnhp.org ). This morning, in response to the Senate's vote to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary of health and human services, Dr. Paris said the following: “The Senate’s confirmation of Tom...
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Friday, February 03, 2017
Black and Low-Income New Yorkers Largely Shut Out of Major Academic Hospitals
Few Black New Yorkers receive care in New York City’s elite private academic medical centers (AMCs), according to a study published Thursday [Feb. 2, at 11:30 p.m. EST ] in the International Journal of Health Services. Uninsured and Medicaid patients are also markedly underrepresented at the city’s...
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Doctors Hail Reintroduction of Medicare-for-All Bill
A national physicians group today hailed the reintroduction of a federal bill that would upgrade the Medicare program and swiftly expand it to cover the entire population, saying it’s the only workable and equitable way to move forward in U.S. health care. The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All...
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Doctors Who Support 'Medicare for All' Among Those Opposing Price as HHS Secretary
More than 2,000 physicians and medical students who oppose the nomination of Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services -- and who support the creation of a single-payer national health program to cover all Americans -- are among the signers of petitions being presented this...
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Stronger Rx Than Obamacare Needed to Cover Everyone and Control Costs: Physician Leader
“The Census Bureau’s official estimate that 29 million Americans, including 3.7 million children, still lacked health insurance in 2015, five years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, starkly illustrates how our inefficient, private-insurance-based system of financing care is...
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Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Wealthier Americans Now Receive Much More Health Care than Middle Class or Poor, Reversing a 50-year Trend: Harvard Study
Inequality in the use of health care has increased dramatically in recent years, with wealthier Americans, who tend to be healthier, now consuming the most care, according to a study published today [Wednesday, July 6] in the July issue of Health Affairs . In 2012, the wealthiest fifth of Americans...
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