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Health Care and the 2014 Election in Pennsylvania

Health Care and the 2014 Election in Pennsylvania

Gov. Corbett has conceded defeat in this years gubernatorial race with 55% of the vote as of this posting.  The NBC exit poll asked voters a variety of questions which showed Governor Elect Tom Wolf winning almost every demographic in the state: males, females, young, middle age.  Corbett and Wolf evenly split the 65+ age […]

Ebola, Epidemics and the Need for Change

Ebola, Epidemics and the Need for Change

From Healthcare4AllPA Newsletter, November 2014   The disputes and panic over Ebola bring into focus the need for fundamental changes in our health care system.  We are heading for disaster if our profit-driven health care system continues to drain our financial resources and skew our priorities in health care research and delivery.  The current complex […]

Top Doc Says Ebola Shows Skewed Priorities

Top Doc Says Ebola Shows Skewed Priorities

By Amitabh Pal on October 17, 2014 for The Progressive The Ebola crisis has revealed severe deficiencies in how the American health care system works, experts say. Dr. Walter Tsou, past president of the American Public Health Association and the former health commissioner for Philadelphia, says that the Ebola crisis shows the skewed priorities of […]

Medical Debt Continues to Rise Among Insured

Medical Debt Continues to Rise Among Insured

An article posted on Yahoo’s Finance page reviews a new report on the state of Medical Debt  as of 2013. One out of every three dollars of debt in the U.S. is actually a medical debt. Read the article here.

Health Justice the Best Cure for Ebola

Health Justice the Best Cure for Ebola

One out of every 7 Americans are uninsured and the health reform policy specifically excludes immigrants from obtaining insurance.  Are we prepared to really handle Ebola when our system discourages the very people we want to seek medical attention if they are feeling sick?  Millions of dollars have already been spent caring for the handful […]

Resources for Pennsylvania Single Payer

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.

PA Single Payer Legislation: Pennsylvania Health Care Plan

PA Single Payer Legislation: Pennsylvania Health Care Plan

Our bill,providing for a Statewide comprehensive health care system, has been introduced every legislative session since 2007. Senator Jim Ferlo re-introduced Senate Bill 400 on March 19, 2013, providing for a privately delivered, publicly funded, single payer healthcare for every citizen of Pennsylvania; The Pennsylvania Health Care Plan. We anticipate that the bill will be […]

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