Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), is a non-profit 501(c)(3) research and education organization of about 25,000 members nation-wide who seeks to educate the public about how to create a universal comprehensive affordable single payer healthcare insurance program (also known as "improved Medicare for All"). Rhode Island Healthcare Access and Affordability Partnership (RIHAAP) is a state non-profit PNHP affiliate that seeks to engage a broader group of individuals and organizations in Rhode Island to support single payer Medicare for All. 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.