Our Mission Statement
Students for a National Health Plan (SNHP) believes that access to high-quality health care is a right of all people and should be provided equitably as a public service rather than bought and sold as a commodity. Equitable accessibility requires, in the view of SNHP, removal of the barriers to adequate health care currently faced by the uninsured, the poor, minority populations and immigrants, both documented and undocumented.
SNHP views this campaign as part of the campaign for social justice in the United States. SNHP opposes for-profit control, and especially corporate control, of the health system and favors democratic control, public administration, and single-payer financing. SNHP believes this program should be financed by truly progressive taxation. SNHP actively opposes current changes in the health care system that are designed to maximize the profits of investors and the incomes of high-level executives rather than to serve patients.