The USA spends more of its GDP (17% versus the next highest, France’s 11%) on healthcare, yet, with over 40 million uninsured citizens, it is the only major industrialized nation that does not guarantee health insurance as a right. A 2009 Harvard study concluded up 45,000 die each year from a lack of insurance and a separate study concluded over 2/3 of all personal bankruptcies were related to medical debts. Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) is a single issue organization advocating a universal single-payer national health program that will, based on many peer-reviewed studies, significantly lower healthcare costs and increase insurance coverage. With more than 19,000 members in several chapters across the United States, the mission of PNHP is to educate physicians, other health professionals, and the general public on the need for a comprehensive, high-quality, publicly-funded health care program that is accessible and affordable for all residents of the United States. The Quillen branch of PNHP aims to mix activism and education by sponsoring debates, presentations from local physicians, movie screenings, lobby days, and more!
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