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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 […]

New American Community Survey Findings on Health Insurance

New American Community Survey Findings on Health Insurance

The US Census Bureau has come out with the American Community Survey (ACS) for 2013 on which the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) are based.  New county level poverty estimates are due out in December and the county level estimates of the uninsured are due out for 2013 in early 2015.  The early findings from the […]

Single Payer Alive and Well in Massachusetts

Single Payer Alive and Well in Massachusetts

Donald Berwick ran a campaign for governor of Massachusetts (home of Romneycare the model for the Affordable Care Act) on a single payer platform.  Previously he ran the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services in the Department of Health and Human Services.  He ran against better funded candidates State Attorney General Martha Coakley (who had […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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