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Adam Gaffney is the president of Physicians for a National Health Program. (Courtesy Adam Gaffney)
Adam Gaffney is the president of Physicians for a National Health Program. (Courtesy Adam Gaffney)

Universal health care is an idea no longer relegated to policy journals, or Scandinavia.

It's now a central pillar in the conversation about health care in this country — and a progressive bona fide if you're a Democrat running for president.

Physicians for a National Health Program is a group of doctors and health professionals that advocates for moving to a single-payer health care system.

Dr. Adam Gaffney, a pulmonary specialist at the Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, is the newly elected president of that group.

He joined us to talk about his push for expanding Medicare for All.

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Adam Gaffney, president of Physicians for a National Health Program. He tweets @awgaffney.

This segment aired on January 25, 2019.

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