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$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 […]

Support our crowdfunding effort

Support our crowdfunding effort

 Fix Our Broken Health Care System Many of those who become active in our movement have experienced the stress of a medical crisis. In the United States,we have highly trained personnel. The latest technology, techniques, and pharmaceuticals are available. Yet here, in the United States, the stress of the illness is severely compounded by financial […]

County and School District Level Poverty Estimates Are Out for 2013

County and School District Level Poverty Estimates Are Out for 2013

The Census Bureau has released the 2013 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) for all states, counties, and school districts in the US.  The graphs showing the rates for 2008-2013 are presented for the graphs above with 90% confidence bounds for the estimates for the % in poverty and the state Median income for […]

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 […]

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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