Doctors “Prescribe” Medicare for All

Our open-letter—signed by more than 2,000 physicians—was published today as a full-page ad in the New York Times.

Among the signatories of the letter, which was organized by PNHP, includes leading figures in American medicine, including founder of Partners in Health Dr. Paul Farmer, developer of the defibrillator Dr. Bernard Lown, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine Dr. Marcia Angell, former NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett, and many more …

In conjunction with yesterday’s announcement that the American College of Physicians, the largest medical specialty society in the country, had endorsed Medicare-for-All, it is becoming increasingly clear that there has been a turn of the tides in the American medical profession on the single-payer question.

Jonathan Cohn describes these developments in an article in the Huffington Post.

Link to all the signatories: