Margaret Flowers is a pediatrician from Baltimore. Dr. Flowers worked at a rural hospital and in private practice before leaving in 2007 to advocate full-time for single payer health care at the state and national levels. She drew media attention following her arrest in Baltimore in 2010 while trying to deliver a letter to President Obama. In the letter, she urged the President to revive the idea of Medicare for all.
Dr. Flowers has testified before Congress and penned Op-Eds and altogether has been arrested three times in her attempts to get Congress and the White House to pay attention to single-payer health care.
She served as the Congressional Fellow of Physicians for a National Health Program, the only national physician organization in the United States exclusively dedicated to implementing a single-payer national health program. Dr. Flowers also testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in June 2009. She is currently a spokesperson for Physicians for a National Health Program, and is on the board of Healthcare-NOW! as well as the co-director of itsoureconomy.us.
Flowers obtained her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and did her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.