Proposal of the Physicians' Working Group
for Single-Payer National Health Insurance

In 2003, the Physicians’ Working Group for Single-Payer National Health Insurance issued a detailed proposal that is summarized below. The document was composed by a distinguished group of physician leaders and was endorsed by about 8,000 physicians and medical students by the time it was published in JAMA.. The group estimated that its plan would save more than enough each year to cover the uninsured by eliminating the high overhead and profits of the private investor-owned insurance industry, reducing marketing expenses, and reducing the cost of processing burdensome paperwork. To access the full JAMA report, click here.

Basic Principles

Key Features

This article was posted on August 7, 2009.

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