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- Advocates call the endorsement a "sea change" for the medical profession
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Physicians for a
The ACP announced its endorsement of Medicare for All in a special supplement to its official journal, the Annals of Internal Medicine, where the group also endorsed a "universal public choice" reform model.
The ACP endorsement coincides with the publication of an open letter signed by more than 2,000 physicians "prescribing" Medicare for All, an effort organized by advocates separately from the ACP. Among the "prescribers" are towering figures in American medicine, including Dr.
Along with the ACP's position paper, the Annals of Internal Medicine published an editorial by PNHP co-founders Drs.
The ACP's endorsement of Medicare for All and the publication of the open letter reflects growing support for single-payer reform among physicians. Recent surveys have found that half of all doctors now favor national health insurance. Last June, the
"As physicians, we see daily the harm that our fragmented, private-insurance based system does to our patients," noted Dr.
PNHP is a nonprofit research and education organization whose more than 23,000 members support single-payer Medicare for All reform. PNHP's physician members have been working for single payer since publication of its policy proposal in the
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