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, March 08, 2011
Massachusetts Health Reform Hasn't Stopped Medical Bankruptcies: Harvard Study
The percentage of personal bankruptcies linked to medical bills or illness changed little, and the absolute number actually increased in Massachusetts after the implementation of its landmark 2006 law requiring people to buy health insurance, a Harvard study says.
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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Doctors Group: ‘Wisconsin Battle Crucial for Health and Democracy’
Physicians for a National Health Program extends its deep and unwavering solidarity with the workers and people of Wisconsin who are fighting to preserve their collective bargaining rights, save BadgerCare and other safety-net programs, and put a stop to further encroachments by corporate interests on the public’s health and democracy.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Doctors’ Group Hails Reintroduction of Medicare-for-All Bill
A nationwide physicians’ group today hailed the reintroduction of a popular federal bill that would quickly upgrade the Medicare program and expand it to cover the entire population.
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Friday, January 21, 2011
Vermont Single-Payer Proposals a ‘Major Step in Right Direction’: Doctors’ Group
Longtime reform advocate and Vermont family physician Dr. Deborah Richter hailed Wednesday’s report of health system expert William Hsiao to the Vermont Legislature, particularly Hsiao’s findings that a single-payer system would be the best remedy for what he called the state’s “broken” and “unsustainable” way of paying for care.
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Friday, January 07, 2011
‘Don’t Repeal Health Law – Go Beyond it to Single-Payer Medicare for All’: Doctors' Group
A nationwide organization of doctors who favor a single-payer health care system today rejected calls by Republican leaders to repeal the new health law, noting that the law contains modest benefits for patients that should not be spurned. At the same time, the doctors said that the enactment of a single-payer, Medicare-for-all program is the only way to assure high quality, comprehensive care to all Americans and the only way to rein in skyrocketing health care costs.
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Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Deficit Panel’s Rx Is Wrong Medicine: Doctors’ Group
Proposed changes to Medicare unveiled by the co-chairs of the Deficit Commission, including their proposal to increase out-of-pocket payments by Medicare beneficiaries, won’t control health costs but will hurt patients and should be rejected, a national physicians’ group said today. The only effective way to rein in costs is through an improved Medicare-for-All program, they said.
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Friday, October 22, 2010
Massachusetts doctors snub state’s health reform as Model for Country, Pick Single-Payer System Instead
For the first time the Massachusetts Medical Society has asked doctors what they think about health reform in its annual “Physician Workforce Survey” of 1,000 practicing physicians in the state, and the results may strike some as surprising.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
'Don't undermine Medicare,' Panel to Tell Lawmakers
Economists and health professionals will testify at a congressional briefing Thursday to sound alarm on Deficit Commission proposals to weaken or gut Medicare program What: A congressional briefing to examine proposals being floated by members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and others to weaken the Medicare program, including hiking the age of eligibility to 67 or 70, increasing co-pays and deductibles, using means testing to reduce benefits, or replacing the program altogether with private vouchers.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Medicare-for-All Advocates to Discuss Next Steps at Black Caucus Meeting, Sept. 16
A panel at the 40th annual Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference titled "Health care reform: Where do we go from here? Moving America toward affordable health care for all" this Thursday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. EDT. The panel will include several nationally recognized advocates for single-payer national health insurance - an improved Medicare for all - who believe the new health law, despite some of its beneficial provisions, will not resolve the nation's health care crisis and that more fundamental reform is needed.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
League of Women Voters Calls for 'Medicare for All'
Noting the Obama administration's new health law falls short of providing affordable care to all U.S. residents, the national convention of the League of Women Voters passed a resolution Monday calling on the group's board to "advocate strongly" for "an improved Medicare for all."
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