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Doctors’ group endorses the Medicare for All Act of 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 17, 2021 – Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a nonprofit research and education organization whose 24,000 members support single-payer national health insurance, endorses the Medicare for All Act of 2021, filed today by lead sponsors Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wa.) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) along with 110 additional co-sponsors, representing more […]

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Two Million Lost Health Coverage, Thousands Died Prematurely in Trump’s First 3 Years: Harvard Analysis

October 29, 2020 – A new analysis of federal surveys on health insurance coverage concludes that the number of uninsured Americans increased by about 2.3 million between 2016 and 2019. The analysis by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the City University of New York’s Hunter College, published today in Health Affairs blog, concludes that the contraction of […]

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Physicians group endorses the Medicare for All Act of 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 27, 2019 – Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a nonprofit research and education organization whose 23,000 members support single-payer national health insurance, endorses the Medicare for All Act of 2019, filed today by its lead sponsor Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wa.) along with more than 100 co-sponsors. “Accept no substitutes — […]

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Health researchers: Graham-Cassidy bill would increase deaths by 41,600 annually

Sept. 22, 2017 – Physicians and public health researchers Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein estimate that implementation of the proposed Graham-Cassidy legislation would push an additional 32 million Americans off their health insurance over the next decade, resulting in 41,600 additional deaths in 2027. Since the Congressional Budget Office could not conduct a timely […]

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Doctors group: House GOP health plan is re-branded and far meaner version of ACA

March 9, 2017 – The ‘American Health Care Act’ perpetuates the basic structure of the Affordable Care Act, including the subsidization of the private health insurance industry, while cutting benefits to the poor and middle class, and giving hundreds of billions in tax breaks to the rich Physicians for a National Health Program decries the […]

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Stronger Rx than Obamacare needed to cover everyone and control costs’: physician leader

Sept. 13, 2016 – Citing Census Bureau report that 29 million people were uninsured last year, and noting that rising deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses are deterring millions of insured Americans from seeking needed care, Dr. Robert Zarr says moving to a single-payer, improved-Medicare-for-all program has never been more urgent: “The Census Bureau’s official estimate […]