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 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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Thursday, May 05, 2016
Doctors Call for Single-Payer Health Reform, Cite Need to Move Beyond the Affordable Care Act
In a dramatic show of physician support for deeper health reform – and for making a decisive break with the private insurance model of financing medical care – 2,231 physicians called today [Thursday, May 5] for the creation of a publicly financed, single-payer national health program that would...
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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Neoliberal Health Model Comes Home to Roost in the United States—If We Let It
The model for Obamacare is not new and actually adopts an approach to expanding health insurance that several other countries such as Colombia, Chile, and Mexico have tried without success, a new study reports. An article published in the May 2016 issue of Monthly Review traces the origins of...
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Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Statement in Memory of Dr. Quentin Young, 1923 - 2016
The following statement was released today by Dr. Robert Zarr, president of Physicians for a National Health Program: Dr. Quentin Young, past president of Physicians for a National Health Program and from 1992-2014 the organization’s national coordinator, died on March 7 in Berkeley, Calif, where...
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Friday, January 22, 2016
Doctors Group Welcomes National Debate on ‘Medicare for All'
The national debate on single-payer health reform, or "Medicare for All," that has emerged in the course of the presidential primaries is a welcome development. But unfortunately a number of misrepresentations about single-payer national health insurance – and the prospects for its attainment –...
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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Government Funds Nearly Two-Thirds of U.S. Health Care Costs: American Journal of Public Health Study
Tax-funded expenditures accounted for 64.3 percent of U.S. health spending – about $1.9 trillion – in 2013, according to new data published today [Thursday, Jan. 21] in the American Journal of Public Health. The Affordable Care Act will push that figure even higher by 2024, when government’s share...
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Monday, September 28, 2015
Medical Students to Hold National Day of Action for ‘Medicare for All’ on Oct. 1
What Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP), the student arm of Physicians for a National Health Program – working in coalition with the American Medical Student Association, WhiteCoats4BlackLives, the Latino Medical Student Association, Universities Allied for Essential Medicine,...
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
More Americans Gain Health Coverage, But Many Can’t Afford to Use It: Doctors Group
Census Bureau says number of uninsured has dropped to 33 million in wake of Affordable Care Act, but is silent on problems of rising deductibles, copays, coinsurance and narrow networks that deter people from seeking care “The Census Bureau’s official estimate that 33 million Americans lacked...
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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Celebrate Medicare's Anniversary by Improving and Expanding It to All
Today, July 30, marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s signing of the Medicare program into law. Dr. Robert Zarr, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, is among those speaking in Washington this morning at a "Medicare turns 50" rally in the Upper Senate Park...
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