The Rhode Island Healthcare Access and Affordability Partnership, Inc. ("RIHAAP") is a private all-volunteer Rhode Island non-profit corporation that seeks to educate the public about how to create a universal comprehensive single payer healthcare program. RIHAAP is an affiliate of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a non-profit 501(c)(3) research and education organization of 20,000 health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance. A broad and growing group of individuals and organizations support Rhode Island single payer legislation. Click here to see our partners.
1. Rhode Island Healthcare Access and Affordability Partnership ("RIHAAP") believes that access to health care is a right of all people and we seek to ensure it is provided equitably as a public service rather than as a commodity available only to those who can afford it.
2. RIHAAP believes the current system created by multiple private health insurance companies is inefficient, unjust and unsustainable and we seek to replace this system with a single payer program that will provide universal, comprehensive, affordable health care.
3. While RIHAAP recognizes that a national single payer program is preferable, we seek to ensure that single-payer education and advocacy occurs in Rhode Island.