Saturday, September 19, 2009

Physicians for a National Health Program - Health Care is a Human Right

Physicians for a National Health Program is a single issue organization advocating a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. PNHP has more than 17,000 members and chapters across the United States.

Since 1987, we've advocated for reform in the U.S. health care system. We educate physicians and other health professionals about the benefits of a single-payer system--including fewer administrative costs and affording health insurance for the 46 million Americans who have none.

  • Lack of Insurance to Blame for Almost 45,000 Deaths: Study - September 18, 2009
    HealthDay News | Atlanta Journal Constitution
    If you doubt that lack of health insurance can have deadly consequences, consider these new findings: Americans without health insurance are 40 percent more likely to die than those with private insurance.
  • Study finds lack of insurance can be lethal - September 18, 2009
    By Elizabeth Cooney | Boston Globe
    As medical care has improved for people with health insurance, the consequences of being uninsured have worsened, according to a new study that says the lack of coverage translates into nearly 45,000 deaths each year among working-age Americans.
  • Study links 45,000 U.S. deaths to lack of insurance - September 18, 2009
    By Susan Heavey | Reuters
    Nearly 45,000 people die in the United States each year -- one every 12 minutes -- in large part because they lack health insurance and can not get good care, Harvard Medical School researchers found in an analysis released on Thursday.