On May 5, 2016, an esteemed group of physicians unveiled a detailed plan for single-payer health care in the United States. To read and/or endorse the proposal, please visit www.pnhp.org/nhi. To read and view media coverage of the proposal, click here. To browse supplemental materials related to the proposal, click here.
This spring, medical and health professional students from across the U.S. will gather in Philadelphia to learn more about single payer, network with colleagues, and develop the vital advocacy skills they will need to help grow our movement. To view details about the upcoming SNaHP Summit, click here. To register for the Summit, click here.
The business case for single payer
Business owner Richard Master knows firsthand how the dysfunctional U.S. health care system punishes not only patients, but also employers who are forced to spend more and more to insure their workers. His documentary, "Fix It," makes a strong business case for addressing this festering problem, and includes interviews with many PNHP members. A trailer for the film can be accessed above, or you can view the full version for free by visiting the "Fix It" website.
GOP health plan dead on arrival, single-payer reform still needed
Physicians for a National Health Program recently decried the Republican Obamacare replacement bill, the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA), and when it was pulled by Speaker Ryan on March 24, our president, Dr. Carol Paris, released a statement. The GOP plan would have constituted a major backward step in health policy, compounding the problems of uninsurance and underinsurance while handing over hundreds of billions of dollars to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. To read our full, earlier statement on the AHCA, click here. To contact your member of Congress to urge them to embrace true reform, H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, click here.