The Reform of Health Care

David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler, David N. Sundwall, Sam J. Sugar, James H. Sammons, J. Alexander Mcmahon, James S. Schutz, Philip W. Eichenholz, Robert M. Vanecko, Richard D. Blondell, Robert L. Dickman, Amasa B. Ford, Jerome Liebman, Sharon Milligan, Alvin L. Schorr

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To the Editor: Dr. Dickman and his colleagues have hit the nail squarely on the head (Oct. 22 issue).* A universal, comprehensive, publicly administered national health program is the only way simultaneously to extend access, control costs, and reclaim medicine from the bureaucrats. Numerous polls conducted over the past 20 years have shown that the American people want such a program, and 67 percent of Massachusetts voters favored a national health program in a referendum last year. We and the 700 other members of Physicians for a National Health Program invite our colleagues to join in advocating this much-needed reform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1130-1133
Number of pages4
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number17
StatePublished - Apr 28 1988


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Himmelstein, D. U., Woolhandler, S., Sundwall, D. N., Sugar, S. J., Sammons, J. H., Mcmahon, J. A., Schutz, J. S., Eichenholz, P. W., Vanecko, R. M., Blondell, R. D., Dickman, R. L., Ford, A. B., Liebman, J., Milligan, S., & Schorr, A. L. (1988). The Reform of Health Care. New England Journal of Medicine, 318(17), 1130-1133.