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8 facts that explain what’s wrong with American health care

8 facts that explain what’s wrong with American health care

Updated by Sarah Kliff on September 2, 2014 in Vox 1) Americans pay way, way, way more for health care than anyone else Health care in the United States is expensive. Insanely, outlandishly expensive. We spend $2.8 trillion on healthcare annually. That works out to about one-sixth of the total economy and more than $8,500 per […]

Increasingly, High-Deductible Health Plans Weigh Down Employees

Increasingly, High-Deductible Health Plans Weigh Down Employees

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARDSEPT. 1, 2014  Next year, even more corporate workers are likely to be offered high-deductible plans — sometimes known more benignly as consumer-directed plans — and at a rising share of large companies, it will be the only option remaining.  Insurers and independent providers, including Healthcare Bluebook, offer online tools that help […]

Dr. Steven Nissen, Cleveland Clinic: ‘I want to replace the insurance industry’

Dr. Steven Nissen, Cleveland Clinic: ‘I want to replace the insurance industry’

The following is an unofficial transcript of parts of an interview that Dr. Steven Nissen, chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, gave to Ed “Flash” Ferenc, host of the labor-oriented, Cleveland-based America’s Work Force Radio, on Aug. 15, 2014. In addition to the points he makes below, Dr. Nissen also spoke about pharmaceutical […]

HEALTHCARE: IMPACT ON CANADIAN BUSINESS

HEALTHCARE: IMPACT ON CANADIAN BUSINESS

A New video on how the system in Canada helps business.

Vermont Is ‘Single-Payer’ Trailblazer

Vermont Is ‘Single-Payer’ Trailblazer

By Michael Ollove Stateline, The Pew Charitable Trusts, 8/7/2014 BERLIN, Vt. – Dr. Marvin Malek has been yearning and advocating for a publicly financed, single-payer health care system for at least two decades. Now, as Vermont stands on the threshold of being the first state to launch such a plan, he’s confessing to trepidation. “I […]

Pennsylvania Single Payer Advocates

Make Single Payer Health Care in PA Happen

Make Single Payer Health Care in PA Happen

In 2017 the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) allows states to develop their own health care system.   In Pennsylvania, we now have an extremely complicated multiple payer system. The payers are private insurance companies and costly non-profit companies that act like the for-profits. Each company offers a multitude of plans, each with varying levels […]

Healthcare for All PA August Newsletter

Healthcare for All PA August Newsletter

      President Bob Mason Announces Quarterly Retreat and Board Meeting Health Care 4 All PA is excited to hold its Quarterly Strategy Retreat and Board Meetings in State College and Bellefonte, on Saturday, August 16 and August 17 respectively.  Our board members and activists from across the state will converge for creative and […]

Single-Payer Health Care Would Better Control Costs

Single-Payer Health Care Would Better Control Costs

I have a letter to the editor published in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.  The text of which can be read below. The Frayed Safety Net editorial does raise some important issues in the availability of medical services in Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, and Westmoreland counties since 2000. It cites the ‘decade’s long decline’ in the population […]

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.

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 […]

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