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ACA Subsidies in Jeopardy by the Halbig Case

ACA Subsidies in Jeopardy by the Halbig Case

The Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) provides subsidies for purchasers of insurance who fall between 133% and 400% of the federal poverty level to help them to afford the premiums.  The Halbig decision says that only state exchanges can provide these subsides because the ACA specifically says only state exchanges provide subsidies.  Pennsylvania is one […]

Trends in the Uninsured are Flat by Race and Gender for Pennsylvania

Trends in the Uninsured are Flat by Race and Gender for Pennsylvania

The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) for Pennsylvania can be broken down by gender at the state and county level and by ethnicity at the state level only. For race the trends can be seen in the table below.  The trends for the three groups were similar with Hispanics having rates more than double […]

After Hobby Lobby: A Single-Payer Health Care Solution?

After Hobby Lobby: A Single-Payer Health Care Solution?

Perhaps both sides could agree it may be a way forward Christopher J. Hale Fred Rotondaro  July 3, 2014  Time Magazine   Now that the initial shouting and—at times—vitriol from both sides has subsided after Monday’s Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, it’s time to take a sober look at what the ruling […]

Pennsylvania’s Uninsured Rate at an All Time Low?

Pennsylvania’s Uninsured Rate at an All Time Low?

Donny Deutsch at MSNBC’s Morning Joe claimed that “Once again the party of no,” Deutsch said on July 1, 2014. “The country’s will was for immigration reform, they’re against it. Minimum wage, we want to raise it for everybody, another populist point of view. They don’t want to do it. By the way, 13 percent […]

Once again, U.S. has most expensive, least effective health care system in survey

Once again, U.S. has most expensive, least effective health care system in survey

By Lenny Bernstein June 16 at 12:01 AM  Washingtpn Post There are painful losing streaks that don’t really matter — say, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-game disaster in 1976 and 1977 — and losing streaks that really mean something. This one means something. A report released Monday by a respected think tank ranks the United […]

Pennsylvania Single Payer Advocates

Health-care system broken: Letters to the editor

Health-care system broken: Letters to the editor

Two members from the NWPA chapter have posted pro single payer letters on GoErie.com, Teresa Chylinskiî and Rebecca Pruveadenti. I am a registered nurse in northwestern Pennsylvania and am very frustrated with how our health-care system has evolved. I believed in our Affordable Care Act as a start to change and reform. Well, there has […]

Healthy Artists and Postal Worker Rallies

Healthy Artists and Postal Worker Rallies

Julie Sokolow and the Healthy Artists Project were featured in the Pittsburgh City Paper. The Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape for artists documented by the Healthy Artists project. Also there will be postal worker rallies in Pittsburgh against the privatization of their services to Staples.  Information is below: STOP STAPLES! U. S MAIL […]

The Top Posts from the PUSH Blog

The Top Posts from the PUSH Blog

There is a lot to digest in all of the 221 posts that have been imported from the PUSH Blog site.  Here is a summary of the top ones according to the built in stat counter and Google Analytics. 1.  Bob Mason’s Letter to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette State President Bob Mason’s letter to the editor […]

Let’s Consider the Health Care Marketplace….Arno Vosk M.D.

Let’s Consider the Health Care Marketplace….Arno Vosk M.D.

Can we have a free market for health care? Consider the problems and a solution in an entertaining series of slides by Arno Vosk, MD Click here to view the presentation.

New Mike Stout Video on Single Payer

New Mike Stout Video on Single Payer

It was a great concert Saturday night with Mike Stout and the Human Union with a great turnout.  Here is the video and the song that they debuted. **Related Post** Healthcare is a Human Right Concert, June 7

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