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What are the barriers to real health reform?

What are the barriers to real health reform?

By Marcia Angell, M.D. Prepared remarks of Dr. Angell at a panel titled “Persistent Barriers to Reform of the American Health Care System” at the 27th Annual Policy Research Conference of the National Academy of Social Insurance in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 28, 2015. www.pnhp.org This country has long subscribed to the ideology that the […]

HCA and the Anti ACA Tea Party are Symbiotic

HCA and the Anti ACA Tea Party are Symbiotic

Mother Jones has a piece describing how, of the 52 legal briefs filed in the King v. Burwell case before the Supreme Court, 21 are from those who support the plaintiffs and none of these are businesses.   The major legal brief in favor of the defendant was from the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).  […]

Insured but not covered, article in the New York Times

Insured but not covered, article in the New York Times

Read it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/sunday-review/insured-but-not-covered.html

SCOTUS: Retiree Health Not Guaranteed

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has unanimously ruled on Monday that because a union contract does not explicitly guarantee the continuation of retiree health benefits then retirees are not assured of these benefits.  The details of the case M&G Polymers USA v. Tackett can be read in the link above.  The opinion was written by Justice Clarence […]

$375 billion wasted on billing and health insurance-related paperwork annually: study

$375 billion wasted on billing and health insurance-related paperwork annually: study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 12, 2015 Contact: Mark Almberg, PNHP communications director, 312-782-6006, mark@pnhp.org Medical billing paperwork and insurance-related red tape cost the U.S. economy approximately $471 billion in 2012, 80 percent of which is waste due to the inefficiency of the nation’s complex, multi-payer way of financing care, a group of researchers say. The […]

Resources for Pennsylvania Single Payer

The Business Case for Single Payer

The Business Case for Single Payer

Business case for single payer from University of Pittsburgh

Taxpayer Savings

Taxpayer Savings

Taking on the Big Boys, Taking Back Our Health Care System: Listed below are the savings the taxpayers in each county of Pennsylvania will see under the passage of the Family and Business Health Security Act. This legislation, House Bill #2551 and Senate Bill # 400 will give comprehensive health care to every Pennsylvanian. There […]

Economic Impact Study

Economic Impact Study

Executive Summary: Gerald Friedman, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts – Amherst March 5, 2013 Click here to read the full EIS. Pennsylvania is on an unsustainable economic path. Health care costs are absorbing a growing share of personal income. Between 1991 and 2009, spending on health care in the Commonwealth increased by $60 […]

Walter Tsou, MD, presents the economic argument for Single Payer

Walter Tsou, MD, presents the economic argument for Single Payer

Published on Nov 3, 2012 Walter Tsou, MD, past President of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and former Philadelphia Public Health Commissioner, presents the economic argument for single payer healthcare at “The Presidents Speak Out for Single Payer Healthcare” on 10/29/2012, a satellite session at the American Public Health Association conference, San Francisco.

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.

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