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

Newswire article
Thursday, May 28, 2009
New Report Casts Exclusion of Single Payer Option as a Question of Democracy and Human Rights
At a critical moment for health care reform in the United States, The National Economic & Social Rights Initiative has published an in-depth assessment of single payer proposals , finding that a single payer system goes further towards meeting key human rights principles than market-based plans.
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Newswire article
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Single-Payer Health Reform Bill Introduced in Senate
Challenging head-on the powerful private insurance and pharmaceutical industries, Vermont's Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a single-payer health reform bill, the American Health Security Act of 2009, in the U.S. Senate Wednesday. The bill is the first to directly take on the powerful lobbies blocking universal health reform in the Senate since Sen. Paul Wellstone's tragic death.
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Newswire article
Monday, March 16, 2009
Protest Set for White House Health Forum Tomorrow in Vermont
One of five regional forums on health care reform arranged by the Obama administration will be held at the University of Vermont's Davis Center on Tuesday, March 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick are hosting the event.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Urgent Message to Single Payer Supporters of New England
Vermont Governor Jim Douglas and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick have been asked by President Obama to host a regional New England health care summit at the University of Vermont on March 17th. We do not expect to be invited not do we expect single payer to be considered. At the recent White House summit on health reform the first person to speak at the close of the forum was the head of the American Health Insurers Plans. The rest of those in attendance were mostly lobbyists from special interest groups. The single payer view was all but excluded.
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Newswire article
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Single-Payer Advocates Win Seats at White House Health Summit
Two leading advocates of single-payer health reform, sometimes characterized as an improved Medicare for All, received last-minute invitations to attend the White House health care summit being held today. The invitations were greeted as a victory by single-payer supporters. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), chief sponsor of the single-payer U.S. National Health Care Act, H.R. 676, was invited to attend the meeting late in the day on Tuesday, and Dr. Oliver Fein, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, was invited on Wednesday afternoon.
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