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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 […]

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 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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