PNHP endorses the Medicare for All Act of 2019

On February 27, 2019 Representative Jayapal introduced HR 1384, Medicare for All Act, with 100 cosponsors! For more information, see PNHP endorses the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

Physicians for a National Health Program endorses the bill with a caveat: “Since for-profit providers (including hospitals, dialysis centers, nursing homes, home care agencies, and hospices) have been shown to provide inferior care at inflated prices, PNHP recommends moving to a fully nonprofit health system in addition to the bill’s current constraints on profit-making. To achieve an orderly transition of for-profit providers to nonprofit status, the doctors’ group recommends a bond-funded buyout of investor-owned facilities.”