Physicians’ Working Group on Single-Payer National Health Insurance Proposal for Health Care Reform
May 1, 2001
Presented to the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
“A National Health Insurance Program is the only affordable option for universal, comprehensive coverage. Under the current system, expanding access to health care inevitably means increasing costs, and reducing costs inevitably means limiting access. But an NHI could both expand access and reduce costs. It would squeeze out bureaucratic waste and eliminate the perverse incentives that threaten the quality of care and the ethical foundations of medicine.”
This landmark white paper is available at:
The videocast of the entire hearing is available at:
Comment: Downloading this white paper is a must. Single payer national health insurance is now back on the agenda for health care reform.