Welcome to PNHP Minnesota!
We are named Physicians for a National Health Program Minnesota, and we welcome you to our organization because we are in this together. All of us need health care, as do our families, friends, neighbors, employers, employees, people between jobs, care givers, independent workers. All of us, young, old, and in-between.
We believe all Minnesotans need timely and equal access to health care. We believe in the freedom to choose our doctor. We believe in a health care system that protects us from financial disaster when illness strikes.
We Minnesotans have our hearts in the right place, we are innovative and persistent. Let’s make the fundamental decision that all of us need equal and timely access to health care, and let’s make it happen!
How? We see section 1332 (provision for a State Innovation Waiver) of the ACA as a golden opportunity to move single payer legislation forward in Minnesota. What exactly is section 1332? “Section 1332 of Title I of the Affordable Care Act offers to state governments the ability to waive significant portions of the ACA, including requirements related to qualified health plans, health benefit exchanges, cost sharing, and refundable tax credits. It permits state governments to obtain funding that otherwise would have gone to residents and businesses through the ACA and to use those funds to establish, beginning 2017, an alternative health reform framework within statutory limitations.” (McDonough JE, Jl of Health Politics, Policy and Law Advance Publication. May 19, 2014). Read more.
Sign our resolution. Everybody in, nobody out!
Single Payer Forum
More than 60 physicians and medical students gathered on the University of Minnesota -Saint Paul Campus on Tuesday, August 19th for a conversation about single payer, sponsored by the Minnesota Medical Association, the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, and PNHP Minnesota. The event was live streamed to out state for those who could not attend in person. Speakers were Lynn Blewett, Ph.D, Professor of Health Policy at UMN, Chris Reif MD, Rick Horecka, MD, and Dave Dvorak MD MPH. Read more here.
Our vision in one minute! Please share
In just one minute, we paint a picture of the Minnesota we could have, if we all work together on changing the face of health care.