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  • posted about 10,000 Doctors for NY Health on Facebook 2017-10-18 11:34:19 -0400
    Join me. Sign this petition to bring universal healthcare to New York State.

    1,135 signatures

    The pandemic is exposing the weaknesses of the current healthcare system and why we must create a system that guarantees care for everybody. The New York Health Act (A5248a/S3577a) will provide comprehensive, universal health coverage — including long-term care — for every resident of New York. 

    We are current and future physicians of New York State.

    Before the COVID pandemic, we were seeing patients needlessly suffering–unable to pay for medications, tests, and doctor visits, delaying treatment, and failing to address treatable illnesses. Now during this unprecedented public healthcare crisis, we are witnessing the consequences of the fragmented and unequal system of care: Black and immigrant communities are seeing the highest rates of death from COVID, millions of people are losing their employer-sponsored health plan just when they will need it most, and under-insurance continues to be a problem, especially for mental healthcare, dental care, and home care. And yet private insurance companies are posting record profits. We cannot remain quiet while the current health insurance system causes millions of New Yorkers to struggle with preventable illness and death.

    We must build back betterWe urge you to support the New York Health Act and replace private insurance with comprehensive, universal healthcare for every New Yorker. 

    Here’s how New Yorkers will benefit:

    1. Comprehensive coverage. All residents, regardless of immigration status, will be covered for: primary, preventive, and specialty care; hospitalization; mental health; reproductive health; dental, vision, and hearing; long-term care and support services; and prescription drugs and medical supplies. It will be more comprehensive than commercial health plans.

    2. Freedom to choose. No network restrictions. Patients will choose the doctors they want and make healthcare decisions with them, not with insurance companies.

    3. Fair funding. No more premiums, deductibles, or co-pays. Universal coverage funded through a graduated tax on income, based on ability to pay. Healthcare costs will be reduced for 98% of New Yorkers. Most business healthcare expenditures will also be reduced.

    4. Decreased administrative costs. No more paying insurance companies’ administrative costs and profits. No more time spent by doctors, hospitals, employers, and patients completing forms and negotiating with insurance companies. The total savings is estimated to be $45 billion. Healthcare will be accountable to the public’s health, not to insurance company stockholders.

    5. Reduced cost of drugs and devices. Direct negotiation with pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers will bring prices down by as much as 40%.

    Today, 25 states are considering single-payer legislation. New York is the closest to passing a bill. Make our state a national leader in pandemic recovery by supporting and passing the New York Health Act and enshrining health as a human right for all. Passing the NY Health Act has never been more urgent.

    Sincerely,

    Oliver Fein, MD; Danny Lugassy, MD; Danny Neghassi, MD; Cheryl Kunis, MD; Roona Ray, MD, MPH; Peter Steinglass, MD; Julie Wegener, MD; Michael Zingman, Medical Student, Columbia P&S.
    View the list of physicians who have endorsed the New York Health Act here.

            Organizational Endorsers*

    Bren Raleigh, MD; Physicians for a National Health Program, Buffalo Chapter

    David Ray, MD; Physicians for a National Health Program, Capital District

    Oliver Fein, MD; Physicians for a National Health Program, NY Metro Chapter

    Sunny Aslam, MD; Physicians for a National Health Program, Syracuse Chapter

    Bill Jordan, MD and Marc Manseau, MD; National Physicians Alliance 

    New York State Academy of Family Physicians

    Camille Clare, MD; Manhattan Central Medical Society

    Doctors for America, Mt Sinai

    Students for a National Health Program, Downstate

    Students for a National Health Program, Mt Sinai

    *Add your organization to this list too by endorsing the NY Health Act here: www.nyhcampaign.org/endorse

    *Add your business as an endorser of the NY Health Act here: www.nyhcampaign.org/business

    P.S. If you are not a physician, we encourage you to call, email, and tweet your New York State Senator urging them to support S.4840, the New York Health Act.

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  • published 2017 PNHP NY Metro Membership Drive 2017-09-16 09:33:24 -0400

    2017 PNHP NY Metro Membership Drive

    Join or renew your membership to PNHP before October 1st, and you will be entered in a sweepstakes to win two free tickets to Michael Moore's new Broadway Show The Terms of My Surrender. 

    The New York Times called it "one of the 5 must see shows on Broadway" right now.

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    Michael Moore's film SiCKO made a huge impact on the movement for guaranteed health care. He's always been a friend to our cause, and we are thrilled that he has offered PNHP membership this opportunity. If you don't win the raffle, you'll still receive a discount code once the winner is drawn. 

    Why join PNHP? Hear from PNHP members about why membership is so important to them:



    PNHP is an organization funded by its members. We accept no corporate contributions of any kind. Our small staff and all activities are supported by members’ dues, individual contributions, and above all, the hands-on activities of our members.

    All are welcome to joinYou don't need to be a physician to join — nurses, public health professionals, social workers and concerned individuals who support single-payer health care are active and valued members of our organization. 

    We look forward to welcoming you to our organization and working together to win an improved Medicare for All system. 

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  • donated via 2020-11-09 17:03:32 -0500

    Invest in the movement

    We are a member-supported organization and cannot do this work without you.

    Thank YOU for volunteering, for showing up, for donating. 

    We need you now more than ever in 2020! We need to keep up and grow the momentum for guaranteed care for all and total health justice. Your tax-deductible contribution, no matter how small or large, goes towards organizing that ranges from the production of informational materials, direct action work, work in the community, collaborating with medical students and residents, monthly forums, building leadership, keeping the lights on and more!

    You can receive national PNHP membership and opt to receive an Improved Medicare for All Face Mask, if you:

    A. make a one-time donation of $200 or more (donate below)

    OR

    B. become a monthly sustainer of at least $20/month (click here to become a monthly sustainer).

    To contribute by check, make checks payable to "PNHP-NY Metro" and mail to:
    PNHP-NY Metro Chapter, 144A Newel St., Floor 3, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    Donate

  • donated via 2015-07-02 15:09:13 -0400

    Become a Monthly Sustainer!

    We are a member-supported organization and cannot do this work without you.

    Thank YOU for volunteering, for showing up, for donating. 

    We need you now more than ever to in 2020! We need to keep up and grow the momentum for guaranteed care for all and total health justice. Your tax-deductible contribution, no matter how small or large, goes towards organizing that ranges from the production of informational materials, direct action work, work in the community, collaborating with medical students and residents, monthly forums, building leadership, keeping the lights on and more!

    You can receive national PNHP membership and opt to receive an Improved Medicare for All Face Mask, if you:

    A. make a one-time donation of $200 or more (click here to make a one-time donation)

    OR

    B. become a monthly sustainer of at least $20/month (donate below).

    To contribute by check, make checks payable to "PNHP-NY Metro" and mail to:
    PNHP-NY Metro Chapter, 144A Newel St., Floor 3, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    Donate

  • published Single Payer Resources in Get Informed 2014-05-22 18:29:37 -0400

    Single Payer Resources

    Slide Show

    The Urgency of Medicare for All in the COVID-19 Era, by Steffie Woolhandler, MD, co-founder, PNHP

    Webinar

    National Health Insurance: A Post-Election Grand Rounds Webinar (2017) by Ed Weisbart, MD, Chair PNHP - MO

    More webinars are available at PNHP's Youtube Channel

    Fact Sheets

    Infographics

    New York State versions (for advocating for the New York Health Act): 

    • 8.5" x 11" pdf for printing (please print double-sided and select "Flip on short edge" in the printer dialogue window.)
    • 11" x 17" pdf for printing single-sided.
    • PNG image for sharing online.


    National versions for advocating for H.R. 676:

    • 8.5" x 11" pdf for printing (please print double-sided and select "Flip on short edge" in the printer dialogue window.)
    • 11" x 17" pdf for printing single-sided.
    • PNG image for sharing online.

     

    For Resources Supporting the New York Health Act--New York State's Single Payer Health Care bill--visit the Campaign for New York Health

    Quote of the Day

    • PNHP's Senior Health Policy Fellow Don McCanne, M.D. writes a daily health policy update, taking an excerpt or quote from a health care news story or analysis on the Internet and commenting on its significance to the single-payer health care reform movement. PNHP posts the Quote of the Day here; to subscribe to the listserv, please visit the Quote of the Day the mailing list website.

    Research

    • PNHP's research drives the debate on health care reform. See the most up-to-date research released through the PNHP National Press Page.

    Presentations

    Health/PAC (Health Policy Advisory Center) Bulletins

    • A complete collection of the Health/PAC Bulletin, the hard-hitting and muckraking journal of health activism, health care analyses and critiques which published for over three decades is now on-line and free at www.healthpacbulletin.org

     


  • signed Physicians' Letter 2013-11-21 12:23:14 -0500

    Physicians to Albany: Pass single-payer universal health care!

    Physicians and medical students, make sure the Governor, Assembly Speaker, and Senate Majority Leaders hear from New York physicians that we want a universal, single-payer health care plan.

    239 signatures

    Dear Governor, Senate Majority Leaders, and Assembly Speaker:

    We urge you to support the New York Health Act:

    Although the Affordable Care Act has made improvements in our health care system by expanding access and curbing the most abusive practices of the health insurance industry, it will not bring health care to all nor control costs. Millions will still be uninsured or underinsured—one job loss or illness away from bankruptcy. Billions of dollars will continue to be wasted by private, for-profit insurance companies. These dollars could all be going toward providing health care if we eliminated this unnecessary middleman.

    As physicians we have seen, up close, how our patients are suffering: unable to pay for their medications, tests and doctor visits. Because of this, many delay treatment until their health is in jeopardy. They are forced to choose between buying food and buying pills. They avoid costly tests and doctor visits, so that a curable cancer becomes deadly due to lack of timely treatment. Every day five New Yorkers die due to lack of health care. That’s about 2,000 lives per year in our state.

    We can do better.

    There is a growing movement across the country to push for state single-payer systems; 25 states have introduced single payer bills. New York State can lead the way to health justice with the New York Health Act. It provides publicly funded, privately delivered health care. It would save taxpayers and businesses billions of dollars while improving health care for everyone. It would change the way we treat health care: as a basic human right and not as a luxury only some can afford.

    That is why we urge you to act to pass this important bill.

    Sincerely,

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