See the resource list below, and learn more about this program threatening both Medicare and National Improved Medicare for All. 
Tune in to tomorrow as Physicians for a National Health Program President, Dr. Susan Rogers, testifies before Congress!
And scroll down to see photo of West Virginians from and PNHP-WV  when they joined Dr. Rogers in Washington to deliver petitions to stop 
Medicare Direct Contracting.
        - Lynn Yellott
From: "Dr. Susan Rogers, PNHP President" <>
Subject: Tune in THIS WEDNESDAY, Feb. 2 as I testify before the U.S. Senate on DCEs
Date: January 31, 2022 at 12:58:36 PM EST

January 31, 2022

Dear health justice activist,

Two months ago, I led a delegation of PNHP physicians, SNaHP students, and health justice activists to Washington, D.C. to raise the alarm about Medicare Direct Contracting, a dangerous and insidious program that threatens the very future of Traditional Medicare. We gathered outside the Dept. of Health and Human Services, but were ultimately refused entry when we tried to deliver your petitions demanding an end to DCEs.

Since then, we’ve worked with allied organizations, members of Congress, and activists like you to force the issue in Washington. We’ve met with HHS administrators, led Congressional briefings, published countless op-eds and, on Wednesday, I’ll have the opportunity to testify before Congress on the dangers of Medicare Direct Contracting.

  • What: Congressional Hearing on “The Hospital Insurance Trust Fund and the Future of Medicare Financing”
  • Where: U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth
  • When: Wednesday, February 2, 2:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Watch live: Click HERE to watch a livestream of the hearing

This hearing will be one of our highest-profile opportunities to push back against Direct Contracting Entities, and I’d like every PNHP member to help spread the word. Please share this email with your colleagues⁠—or anybody concerned about the future of Medicare.⁠ Brush up on the case against Direct Contracting at And make a plan to tune in this Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.

Together, we can shine a light on this stealth privatization attempt, highlight the dangers of commercial insurance companies taking over our precious public health programs, and remove a significant barrier standing in the way of single-payer Medicare for All.

In solidarity,

Susan Rogers, M.D.

Physicians for a National Health Program
29 E Madison St Ste 1412 | Chicago, Illinois 60602
312-782-6006 |

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    • Direct Contracting webpage at
    • PNHP’s Petition against Direct Contracting to sign and share HERE
    • Form for organizations to sign on to our letter against Direct Contracting HERE
    • Form to volunteer for our DCE Working Group, Membership Committee, or National Single-Payer Legislation Working Group HERE
    • Form to sign up for Direct Contracting Speaker Training on Feb. 16 HERE
    • Sample presentation on Direct Contracting targeting seniors in Google slides (editable) and PDF formats

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