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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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.

Why the public option is not a real solution

As private insurers quit the Affordable Care Act's exchanges, some policymakers are calling for a "public option" to provide coverage. This proposal may sound appealing, but it offers no genuine fix to what ails our health care system. For more details on how the public option compares with single payer, 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.

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2016 Annual Meeting

One week after the 2016 election, PNHP members from across the country will gather in our nation's capital for our Annual Meeting and Leadership Training. We will also hold a public rally in support of single payer. For more details on these events, please click here. While online pre-registration is now closed, registrations will be accepted at the door.

Latest PNHP News

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