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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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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Monday, March 22, 2010
A False Promise of Reform
The following statement was released today by leaders of Physicians for a National Health Program, www.pnhp.org . Their signatures appear below. As much as we would like to join the celebration of the House's passage of the health bill last night, in good conscience we cannot. We take no comfort in seeing aspirin dispensed for the treatment of cancer.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Doctors' Group: Obama Plan Leaves Millions Uninsured, Boosts Private Insurers
President Obama's health care proposal, preserving as it does a central role for the for-profit, private health insurance industry, is incapable of achieving the kind of universal, comprehensive and affordable reform the country needs, a spokesman for a national doctors' group said Wednesday.
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Friday, January 29, 2010
Medicare-for-All Doctors Arrested Outside Obama-GOP Meeting
Rising to President Obama's challenge in his State of the Union address that others come up with a better approach to health care reform than his own, two Maryland physicians who advocate for a single-payer program stood on the sidewalk this morning outside the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, where the president was meeting with House Republicans, and held a large banner reading, “Letting you know: Medicare for all.”
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Thursday, January 28, 2010
'There IS a Better Health Plan, Mr. President'
Rising to President Obama's challenge to others in his State of the Union address that they come up with a better approach to health care reform than his own, physicians who advocate for a single-payer program stepped forward this morning to again make the case for their alternative, which they say has solid public support.
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Friday, January 22, 2010
Obama Should Seize Moment to Push for Medicare for All, Doctors' Group Says
A spokesman for a national physicians' group says it would be a mistake for President Obama to conclude from Tuesday's vote in Massachusetts that he needs to "tack more toward the right," as some pundits have advised, or to aim for a scaled-back set of piecemeal reforms. Instead, the spokesman says, the president and Congress should immediately move to expand the popular Medicare program to cover everyone.
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