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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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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Thursday, June 25, 2015
‘Subsidies Upheld, but Health Needs Still Unmet’: Doctors Group
Physicians for a National Health Program, an organization of 19,000 doctors who support single-payer national health insurance, released the following statement today: Today’s decision by the Supreme Court in King v. Burwell to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s premium subsidies in about three dozen...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
ACA Adding Billions to Health Care Bureaucratic Waste: Study
The Affordable Care Act will add more than a quarter of a trillion dollars to the already very high administrative costs of U.S. health care through 2022, according to a study published Wednesday at the Health Affairs Blog. Drawing on the “National Health Expenditure Projections for 2012-2022,”...
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Monday, May 04, 2015
'Health Care Equity Key to Ebola Fight': Doctors, Nurses Petition Obama
The spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa is inextricably linked to “the global inequality that underlies the poverty and dysfunctional health systems” of the affected countries and points to the need for sustained U.S. economic assistance to help control the virus and to aid in the development...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
Health Law Hasn't Cut Insurers' Rate of Overhead Spending: Study
Despite claims by the Obama administration that the Affordable Care Act will reduce health insurance companies’ spending on overhead, thereby channeling a greater share of consumers’ premium dollars into actual patient care, insurers’ financial filings show the law had no impact on the percentage...
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Health Law’s Complexity Invites Attack, Even As It Fails to Cure Ailment: Doctors Group
Latest legal challenge threatens to add more than 8 million people to the ranks of the tens of millions who are currently uninsured, leading to an additional 8,000 ‘excess deaths’ annually linked to lack of insurance ‘This case is yet another reason to swiftly move beyond the failing ACA to a...
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