Physicians for a National Health Program


Physicians for a National Health Program

Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) is an advocacy organization of 14,000 American physicians, medical students, and health professionals who support a single-payer system of national health insurance.

The group is best known for its influential proposals for national health insurance, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine [ [http://www.pnhp.org/publications/a_national_health_program_for_the_united_states.php "A National Health Program for the United States: A Physicians' Proposal" N Engl J Med 320:102-108 Jan 12, 1989] ] and the Journal of the American Medical Association [ [http://www.physiciansproposal.org/proposal/Physicians%20ProposalJAMA.pdf "The Proposal of the Physicians Working Group for Single-Payer National Health Insurance" Journal of the American Medical Association, 290(6): Aug 30, 2003] ] .

The group is also known for its members' substantial contributions to scientific research on the uninsured, health system economics and international health systems. For example, members such as David Himmelstein, Stephanie Wollhandler, Marcia Angell and Arnold Relman have contributed articles to major peer-reviewed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine (where Angell is a former editor), JAMA, and Health Affairs.Fact|date=January 2008

ee also

* Health care reform
* National Physicians Alliance
* Single-payer health care
* United States National Health Insurance Act
* Universal health care

References

External links

* [http://www.pnhp.org/ Physicians for a National Health Program official website]
* [http://www.pnhp.org/facts/single_payer_resources.php Single-Payer National Health Insurance Resources]
* [http://www.pnhp.org/facts/singlepayer_faq.php Single-Payer National Health Insurance FAQ]


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