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Website: www.singlepayerri.org
E-mail: pnhp.ri@gmail.com

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J. Mark Ryan, MD, FACP, pnhp.ri@gmail.com - Dr. Ryan is an internist in Providence, RI. He works for University Medicine Foundation providing primary care and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brown University Alpert Medical School. His current hospital affiliations: Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Brown University Medical School. He is current President of the Rhode Island Chapter of PNHP.

Rhode Island State News

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Interview by Dan Yorke | State of Mind, May 31, 2017
Dr. Ryan, chairman of the Rhode Island chapter of PNHP, and Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Distrcit 14), discuss proposed single-payer legislation at the state level as the federal government deliberates "repeal and replace" of the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

By Mariah Kennedy Cuomo | The Brown Daily Herald
Rep. Aaron Regunberg ’12, D-Providence, introduced a bill with several other representatives in the Rhode Island House of Representatives that, if passed, would establish a single-payer health system in Rhode Island.

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015

By Meghan Geary, M.D. | The Providence (R.I.) Journal
When I think back over the past year, one impression that stands out is this: What a difference the Medicare Program and Rhode Island’s expansion of Medicaid has made for my patients!

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

By Richard Salit | Providence Journal
Gina Raimondo’s "Reinventing Medicaid" campaign is a misguided effort based on "faulty and misleading" figures of what the program costs, say groups pushing for legislation to create a single-payer health insurance system in Rhode Island.

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

By J. Mark Ryan, M.D. | Providence (R.I.) Journal
I was amazed to read Jay Ambrose's Nov. 26 Commentary piece ("Single-payer health insurance a singularly bad idea") attacking single-payer health insurance, especially given that virtually every argument he makes is not based on fact.

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013

By Single Payer News. On Feb. 25 the Executive Board of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO unanimously endorsed H.R. 676, Expanded and Improved Medicare for All, the national single-payer legislation recently reintroduced into Congress by Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich.

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2011

By J. Mark Ryan, M.D. | Letters, The Newport (R.I.) Daily News
Hospitals like Newport provide free care because so many in the community lack health insurance. More than 50 million people nationally and 10 percent of all Rhode Islanders are uninsured, and a larger number are “underinsured,” meaning that because of the high deductibles, co-pays and caps on their insurance policies, a single critical illness such as cancer will bankrupt them.