Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) is a single-issue organization advocating a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. PNHP has 22,000 members and over 50 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 30 million Americans who have none.
Our members and physician activists work toward a single-payer national health program in their communities. PNHP performs ground breaking research on the health crisis and the need for fundamental reform, coordinates speakers and forums, participates in town hall meetings and debates, contributes scholarly articles to peer-reviewed medical journals, and appears regularly on national television and news programs advocating for a single-payer system.
PNHP is the only national physician organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to implementing a single-payer national health program.
Take action for
reproductive justice today!
We are asking you to take immediate action to ensure two important advances for women's reproductive health and freedom in New York State.
As advocates of universal, publicly-financed single-payer healthcare, we believe that all women, regardless of insurance status, have a right to a complete set of reproductive health services.
Reproductive health is intimately related to women’s health and autonomy. The Reproductive Health Act (RHA) and Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act (CCCA) will protect insurance coverage of contraception and availability of safe, legal abortion in New York State at a time when there is no federal guarantee of similar protection. Still, a system providing reproductive healthcare only to those with insurance preserves a status quo in which women are stratified into those with access to those services and those without.
Therefore, we must follow the RHA and CCCA with passage of the New York Health Act, which will ensure that all New Yorkers – employed and unemployed, documented and undocumented – have access to reproductive healthcare along with every other form of health services with no cost barriers.
Both houses will vote on the RHA tomorrow (Jan. 22, the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade), and on the CCCA in the near future. We congratulate the many activists who have finally brought these bills to the brink of passage.
Contact the following legislators and the Governor today!
To instantly contact your Assemblymember and Senator by phone, use the app of the Campaign for New York Health here. We encourage you to include your support of the New York Health Act in your message.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
518-455-3791 or 718-654-6539
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
518-455-2585 or 914-423-4031
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
For the full PNHP - NY Metro statement on RHA, CCCA, and the New York Health Act, go to http://www.pnhpnymetro.org/latest.