Doctors to push for single-payer at workers' rally

Physicians who want a single-payer government health plan will be marching at Saturday's "One Nation Working Together" rally in Washington, D.C. While the main focus of the march will be on jobs and the economy, part of the rally's theme — "demanding the change we voted for" — relates to dissatisfaction with the healthcare reform law, according to Physicians for a National Health Program.

The group's 18,000 members don't believe the new healthcare reform law will put an end to rising healthcare costs, but rather it will make things worse by entrenching the role of private insurance companies.

"Reforming our health care system is unfinished business," PNHP President Oliver Fein said in a statement. Physicians will be marching "to say we need a massive movement to press forward to the only rational remedy for our nation's health care crisis: single-payer Medicare for all."