Latest PNHP News

  • Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014
    By Marie Benz, M.D. |
    Interview with Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Public Health and City University of New York, Lecturer (formerly Professor of Medicine) at Harvard Medical School, Primary Care Physician Practicing in the South Bronx.

  • Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014
    By Dave Dvorak, M.D. | Duluth News Tribune
    "Not sustainable.” That was the way PreferredOne CEO Marcus Merz described the circumstances leading to his insurance company’s decision to withdraw from the MNsure exchange.

  • Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    UT School of Public Health, Oct. 22, 2014
    Robert Zarr, M.D., M.P.H., an alumnus of The University of Texas School of Public Health, was recently appointed president-elect of the organization Physicians for a National Program (PNHP). Zarr earned an M.P.H. at the School of Public Health, which is part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), and an M.D. at Baylor College of Medicine.

  • Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014
    Another unique feature of the U.S. health care system that sets us apart from other nations: “You just can’t trust doctors nowadays, but my doctor is really good.” What can we make of this?
  • Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014
    The health care system in the United States is unique for its profound administrative waste. This article by Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein demonstrates the intensity of the administrative burden on physicians - a burden that is correlated with lower career satisfaction.
  • Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    In a JAMA editorial commenting on an article about price transparency and health care spending, Uwe Reinhardt first describes the ridiculous system we currently have, concluding, “the much ballyhooed consumer-directed health care strategy so far has been more a cruel hoax than a smart and ethically defensible health policy.”