"We have a very expensive, privately funded financing system for healthcare, with very few cost controls built in."

— John Geyman, MD, professor emeritus of family medicine at the University of Washington (Seattle) and past president of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP; Chicago) on the primary reason why he supports the PNHP initiative to bring a single payer health insurance system to the U.S. "Physicians' group pushes for overhaul of U.S. healthcare," pp. 1, 8.