Virginia Information

Contact Information

Virginia PNHP
Website: http://va.pnhp.org/

Media Contacts

Jan Gable MD (Internist) — jangable@email.com
Northern VA and liaison to VA Coalition for Guaranteed Healthcare

Joe Mason MD (Psychiatrist) — jtmason54@gmail.com
Contact for Charlottesville area

Ferguson Reid MD (Surgeon, retired) — wmfreid@comcast.net
Ex member House of Delegates and contact for Central VA

Charles Robideauccrobideau@gmail.com
Contact for union groups

Susan Miller MD (Family Physician) — smiller4@mcvh-vcu.edu
Contact for speaker’s bureau.


Local Unions Endorsing HR676

  • Local 2222 Communications Workers of America (CWA), Annandale, VA 
  • Northern Virginia Central Labor Council, Annandale, VA 
  • Public Service Workers Union, UE Local 160, Williamsburg, VA

Virginia Co-sponsors of HR676

  • Rep Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [VA-3] - 2/23/2009

Virginia State News

Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018

By Evan Goodenow | The Winchester Star, August 10, 2018
In Winchester Circuit Court, 53 lawsuits have been filed this year compared to a total of 33 in the last three years. In Frederick County Circuit Court, 21 lawsuits have been filed this year compared to 20 in the last three years.

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018

By Jay Brock, M.D. | Fredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance-Star, June 7, 2018
Your June 1 editorial [Obamacare premiums set to rise again] did a good job of pointing out the flaws in Obamacare: It is getting more expensive and unaffordable, especially for working and middle-class families who are self-employed or whose employers do not cover health care.

Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2018

By Russell Noblett, M.D. | The Roanoke (Va.) Times, Letters, March 25, 2018
There is a saying that "necessity is the mother of invention." Compassion is a form of necessity. It fosters creative thought. With compassion, even a very difficult problem, such as universal health care, can be fixed.

Posted on Sunday, January 7, 2018

By Russell Noblett, M.D. | The Roanoke (Va.) Times, January 7, 2018
In our insurance-based health care system, the patient is not the customer, the shareholder is. The product being sold is proficiency at declining payment to their captive benefactors (all of us), who have no other access to care.

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017

By Susan Miller, M.D. | Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, July 30, 2017
The only loser in the fight to expand Medicare is the insurance industry. Under HR676 all Americans are automatically enrolled. All medically necessary care, drugs, equipment, hospitalizations, hospice, dental and eye care are included.

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2015

By Russell Noblett, M.D. | The Roanoke (Va.) Times
On Sept. 16, the Census Bureau reported that in 2014 the number of uninsured Americans dropped by another 9 million. The estimates are that as many as 16 million more people now have health insurance since the Affordable Care Act was passed.

Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

By Bev Jordan | The News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.)
A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published Sept. 8 in Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the United States in 2011, twice as much as any other nation.

Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012

By Raymond Feierabend, M.D. | Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier
Isn’t it time that we stop putting our collective heads in the sand? We need to look seriously at improving our current Medicare system and making it available to all Americans as the way to address our failed health care system.