Who is PNHP

Physicians for a National Health Program is a non-profit research and education organization of 20,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance.

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AHCA Statement

As the House voted May 4, 2017, to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), its members ignored both the pleas of patients and the advice of health care professionals. As this bill heads to the Senate, our elected officials need to reverse course and enact the only plan that works: improved Medicare for all. To read PNHP's statement on the AHCA, click here.


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.

Lancet studies explore U.S. health inequity

Lancet_CoverLeading British medical journal The Lancet has published a special issue devoted to health inequity in the U.S. The April 8, 2017 issue includes a series of papers curated by PNHP co-founders Drs. David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler, along with Dr. Samuel Dickman. To access the full series, visit thelancet.com/us-health. To view supplementary materials, including media coverage and an extensive infographic, click here.

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Help build momentum for H.R. 676

Now that the health care debate has taken center stage, Americans are standing up to demand a real solution to our ongoing crisis. The Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act, H.R. 676, is that solution. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. John Conyers in January, continues to gain cosponsors, and is currently at 110 - an all-time record. Please call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask your rep. to cosponsor H.R. 676 today! Or view this frequently updated guide to current and likely cosponsors to inform your activism.

Latest PNHP News

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