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.
Pundits and policy wonks alike are propagating myths about single payer. We respond with our own statement, which you can read here, welcoming the debate.
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.
Quentin D. Young, M.D. 1923 - 2016
We announce with great sadness the death at age 92 of Quentin Young, M.D., PNHP's national coordinator from 1992-2014, a physician beloved by his patients, colleagues and students, and a lifelong fighter for social justice. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. PNHP's statement can be found here, a selection of obituaries here, and a selection of personal tributes and reminiscences here.
If you wish to make a donation to PNHP in memory of Dr. Young, please click here.