Who we are

PNHP Minnesota’s umbrella organization, Physicians for a National Health Program, is a research and education organization founded in 1987, now with over 19,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals who support single payer national health insurance.

Our state chapter, PNHP Minnesota, was founded in 2007 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building a movement to create an innovative healthcare system that will cover all Minnesotans in an equitable and  economically feasible manner.  We originated as a physicians’ organization and we encourage all health professionals and advocates of universal health care through single payer reform to join the over 1400 signers of our resolution.

The organization has been rapidly and steadily growing as we energize “old” supporters and gain new ones. In 2013, Inge De Becker and Laurel Gamm became the co-chairs of PNHP Minnesota and a board of directors was elected. Chuck Sawyer is our current board President and is continuing to move forward with all of the amazing work Inge and Laurel started.  We have a specific goal we can now see clearly in our sights, the passage of legislation in Minnesota that will change the way we do health care in our state.

The work we do

The strength and expertise of PNHP Minnesota is in education and advocacy. While it’s not ONLY up to us, it IS up to us!  We have a powerful voice.  We have a large group of passionate and talented speakers and supporters who will be spreading the word across the state — at Rotary clubs, churches and mosques, hospitals and clinics. We’ll hold events, write letters to the editor, engage in our specialty organizations, and work with all who want to see a Minnesota where all have equal access to healthcare.