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Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign for Maryland


The Maryland chapter of PNHP, in collaboration with two other groups including Healthcare-Now of Maryland, continues to support and participate in the work of the Health Care is Human Right Maryland campaign. The overall objective is the same; we are building a strong grass roots movement in the state of Maryland for single-payer healthcare; and an organization that is powerful and based on the human rights principles of universality, equity, transparency, accountability and participation. In short, health care needs to be a public good.

Given the turmoil created by President Trump’s promises about health insurance and the Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare), along with our proximity to Washington, D.C., we are currently focused on supporting house resolution 676 “Expanded & Improved Medicare for All”; it is a model of the single-payer system we want.

The Republican promise to repeal and replace the ACA with something better has made healthcare reform a passionate national discussion again. We believe there is an opening to convince the public and our legislators that the only replacement for the ACA that will achieve universal access to care and limit the increasing cost of healthcare is a national single-payer healthcare system.

We recently hired a new statewide organizer, Brittany Shannahan. Brittany is an experienced community organizer who has worked on issues including poverty and the environment. Some of her activism was done while living in the United Kingdom where she experienced a single-payer system, the British National Health Service.

We need your financial support to continue the organizer position as well as to pay for other necessities including office space and an improved database (Nation Builder).

Your contribution is tax deductible and is made to the Maryland Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a 501(c)(3) organization under the IRS code. You will receive an acknowledgement and thanks from PNHP for donating to the Health Care is a Human Right Maryland campaign.

If you want more information about the campaign or wish to get involved please contact Brittany Shanahann at Brittany@hchrmd.org or (443) 432-5353

There are two ways to make a contribution to PNHP Maryland:

1. Check: make it out to PNHP (Physicians for a National Health Program) and mail it to PNHP c/o Dr. Eric Naumburg, 6163 Devon Drive, Columbia, MD 21044.

2. Credit Card: donate securely online here.