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Physicians for a National Health Program is a non-profit research and education organization of 18,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance.

Register for the 2nd annual PNHP-MD dinner today!

We invite you to join us for the second annual Maryland Chapter dinner on Tuesday September 30 at 6:30 PM in support of Healthcare is a Human Right Maryland.

Our  speaker is Adam Gaffney, M.D.  Dr. Gaffney is a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, a PNHP activist, and a prolific writer with a focus on health politics, policy and history.  

For more information and to register today, click here.


MARYLAND ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY
"Financing the Maryland Health Security Act"

By Gerald Friedman, Ph.D.
Highlights: 24.4% savings possible in current system.
Overall single-payer system in Maryland would save 15%.

Executive summary

Financing the Maryland Health Security Act


Got-PIISD

Stressed Out by Private Health Insurance? A Clinical Diagnosis

Dr. Quentin Young, national coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program, writes "Dr. Carol Paris, a distinguished psychiatrist and a valued colleague in the campaign for single-payer national health insurance, an improved Medicare for all, has written an elegant parody that is really quite serious: the mental impact of private, for-profit insurance companies on our nation's patients and providers/physicians."

Click here to read "Diagnostic Criteria for Private Insurance Induced Stress Disorder — PIISD"


Doctors protest exclusion of single-payer at Senate Finance Committee

Doctors and other advocates of a national single-payer health system - also known as an improved Medicare for All - directly confronted senators at a Senate Finance Committee “roundtable” on health reform today.

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National Health Insurance Bill

Donate to the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign

The Maryland chapter of PNHP has launched the ‘Healthcare is a Human Right! campaign in collaboration with Healthcare-Now! Maryland. We seek a publicly funded healthcare system based on the human rights principles of universality, equity in access, equity in funding, accountability, transparency and the establishment of healthcare as a public good. In other words, single-payer.

Click here to learn more and donate.


Single-payer health care pushed for Maryland

By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun

The idea of a single-payer health care system was lost in the debate over the much-amended national health care reform passed by Congress last year, but three Howard County delegates are co-sponsors of legislation in this year’s General Assembly that seeks to bring the idea to fruition in the Free State.

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LEGISLATION

The Maryland Health Security Act

Click here to learn more the Maryland Health Security Act (SB206)


Get Active

MD PNHP is looking for speakers and writers to join this important cause.

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Where Is My National Health Insurance Card?

Watch PNHP NY Metro's video about single-Payer



Speakers Bureau

PNHP Maryland now has a speaker's bureau and we are available for grand rounds, conferences and meeting with faith and community groups to talk about single payer and health care reform. If you are intrested in arranging a speaker, please email enaumburg@hotmail.com.


PNHP Members in the news

What about single-payer?
By James F. Burdick | The Baltimore Sun

Single-payer health care pushed for Maryland
By Larry Carson | The Baltimore Sun

Diagnostic Criteria for PIISD – Private Insurance Induced Stress Disorder
By Carol A. Paris, MD
| Psychiatric Time


HealthCare-Now! Maryland

Formerly Maryland Universal Health Care Network
www.mdsinglepayer.org