Welcome to PNHPMinnesota.org!
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. This is the website of the Minnesota state chapter of PNHP.
Drs. Laurel Gamm and Inge De Becker

Who we are

The Minnesota Chapter of PNHP was founded in 2007 and now has over 1000 members and supporters.

Please welcome new PNHP co-chairs Dr. Inge De Becker (left) and Dr. Laurel Gamm.

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PNHP-MN featured on Fox 12 - Mankato!

KEYC Fox 12 in Mankato recently iDr. Nelson Adamsonnterviewed Dr. Nelson Adamson about single payer, the Affordable Care Act, and the Minnesota Health Plan.

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Single payer: the logical choice, not the radical choice

By Dave Mindeman

We just have to think about this in a realistic manner. We can't continue to have two-thirds of all bankruptcies caused by medical debt. We can't continue with 45,000 people dying because they lack health care access. And most certainly, we cannot continue to have one-third of every health care dollar wasted on administration.

Single payer isn't a radical choice - it is the logical choice.

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'Stronger medicine than Obamacare needed to end uninsured crisis'

The Census Bureau’s official estimate that 48 million Americans lacked health insurance in 2012 means approximately 48,000 people died needlessly last year because they couldn’t get access to timely and appropriate care, a prominent health researcher, Dr. David Himmelstein, said today.

And contrary to many people’s expectations, the number of unprotected Americans will drop by only half when Obamacare is fully implemented - even if all the as yet undecided states were to opt-in to the law’s Medicaid expansion, he said.

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Chapter Events

Click here to see what is happening with single payer in Minnesota.

Chapter Resolution

Are you a Minnesota health care provider who supports single payer? If so, please read and sign our resolution now.

Kip's corner

Kip Sullivan, JD, is Minnesota's local health policy expert, also recognized nationally for his expertise and substantial contributions to the health policy literature. Using the evidence he offers perspectives that are refreshing and unfortunately all too rare in today's health policy climate. Kip Sullivan is an active member of Physicians for a National Health Program.

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Cost and Economic Impact Analysis of a Single-Payer Plan in Minnesota

On March 28, 2012 the Lewin Group released a new fiscal analysis of single payer in Minnesota. The study found that total state health spending would be reduced by nearly 9% under a
single-payer plan. The savings are achieved despite covering the 262,000 Minnesotans who would remian uninsured under the Affordable Care Act.

Executive Summary from Growth & Justice

Final Report: Cost and Economic Impact Analysis of a Single-Payer Plan in Minnesota

Commentary from The Star Tribune on the study:
The case for universal care at the state level

Minnesota Single Payer News

Check out our blog for local updates and Minnesota news.