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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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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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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