PNHP co-hosted a National Lobby Day for Single Payer on May 22 in Washington, urging lawmakers to co-sponsor H.R. 676 and S. 1782. On May 21, PNHP President Dr. Andrew Coates spoke at a national single-payer panel convened by Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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The scandal over long waits for care at the Phoenix VA hospital and other VA sites has led some critics to assert that the VA health system should be privatized and that single-payer systems don’t work.
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The decision by 25 states to reject the expansion of Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act will result in between 7,115 and 17,104 more deaths than had all states opted in.
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The 27th PNHP Annual Meeting will be held on November 15, 2014 in New Orleans, with the Leadership Training preceding it on November 14. The agenda is forthcoming.
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