We advocate
for Improved
Medicare for all.

The mission of Physicians for a National Health Program California (PNHP-CA) is to educate and advocate for the establishment of a fully publicly financed single-payer health care program in California and the nation.

We believe that healthcare is a basic human right

PNHP-CA believes everyone deserves high-quality, affordable and comprehensive care.

That’s why we advocate for the establishment of a fully publicly financed single-payer health care program.

Single payer healthcare:

  • Provides access to high quality care for all residents
  • Eases provider work burden
  • Eliminates medical debt 
  • Is  less expensive for society.

Share our vision for a modern and efficient health care system.

Educational articles
September 9, 2023
This is an intriguing article about the history of the value based payment movement by the insurance industry, and debunks commonly held beliefs....
May 2, 2023
California Assembly Joint Resolution 4, which asks Biden to discontinue the privatized ACO/REACH Medicare program, has passed the California legislature....
December 4, 2022
October 9, 2022
There have been a series of recent public reports and discussions about fraud on the part of corporations participating in the Medicare Advantage program....
September 30, 2022
Access to abortion can be restricted or denied by employer-based for-profit health plans. This discussion, Abortion Access and the Right to Healthcare will discuss the advantages of a single-payer system...
September 28, 2022
Wendell Potter worked in the health insurance industry. He became very familiar with the manipulations and maneuvers of the for-profit systems. He now writes a newsletter and speaks to educate...
September 27, 2022
At the same time the New York Times published an article about non-profit hospitals using debt collectors to pursue indigent patients (-----), they published a second article detailing how a...
September 25, 2022

What does it mean to be non-profit? The NY Times today published the article They Were Entitled to Free Care. Hospitals Hounded Them to Pay The...