Single Payer Testimony Before Congress by Dr. Himmelstein

 Testimony of David U. Himmelstein, M.D.

Before the HELP Subcommittee    April 23, 2009

 

Mr. Chairman, members of the Committee. My name is David Himmelstein. I am a primary care doctor in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard. I also serve as National Spokesperson for Physicians for a National Health Program. Our 15,000 physician members support non-profit, single payer national health insurance because of overwhelming evidence that lesser reforms will fail.

 Health reform must address the cost crisis for insured as well as uninsured Americans. 

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