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, 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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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Doctors Group Hails 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. The “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act,” H.R. 676 , introduced last night by Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., with 44...
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014
For-Profit Home Care Agencies Cost Medicare Billions Extra, Yet Provide Worse Care: Health Affairs Study
For-profit home health agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, according to a nationwide study published today in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs . Overall cost per patient was $1,215 higher at for-profits, with operating costs accounting for $752 of the...
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Thursday, January 30, 2014
More Than 7,100 Deaths Likely from States' Rejection of Medicaid Expansion: Health Affairs Blog
The decision by 25 states to reject the expansion of Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act will result in between 7,115 and 17,104 more deaths than had all states opted in, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School and the City University of New York.
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Monday, January 20, 2014
Oncologists Call for Single Payer in Leading Cancer Journal
A feature article published this week in the Journal of Oncology Practice contains an evidence-based appeal by two oncologists, including a past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), for their colleagues to endorse a single-payer health system. The authors are Dr. Ray Drasga, a longtime community-based oncologist who founded a free clinic in his own community of Crown Point, Ind., and Dr. Lawrence Einhorn, a distinguished professor of medicine at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.
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