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A pro- single payer doctor’s concerns about Obamacare

A pro- single payer doctor’s concerns about Obamacare

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 12:17 PM EST              Salon.com Adam Gaffney As a single-payer advocate who is also a doctor, I was concerned after the Affordable Care Act was passed that it didn’t do enough to combat rising underinsurance. A recent study by the Commonwealth Fund, which used new data to demonstrate that in 2012 some 31.7 million Americans were underinsured […]

Doctor who schooled U.S. senator ‘thrilled’ by Canadian support

Doctor who schooled U.S. senator ‘thrilled’ by Canadian support

By Carmen Chai  Global News TORONTO – Dr. Danielle Martin knows Canadians are proud of the country’s universal health care. She is too. At a U.S. Senate subcommittee earlier this week, the Toronto family doctor laid the smack down on American officials who alleged that doctors and patients were fleeing Canada for greener pastures in […]

Bigger hospitals, higher prices

Bigger hospitals, higher prices

Giant health systems cost more but provide no better care; there is a better way, argue experts SHANNON BROWNLEE and VIKAS SAINI Post-Gazette.com   February 22, 2014 6:32 PM  Hospitals are busily merging with other hospitals and buying up groups of doctors. They claim that size brings efficiency and the opportunity to deliver more “value-based” care […]

The American Way of Cancer Treatment:

The American Way of Cancer Treatment:

Sick Inside Our Broken Health System with that Old Familiar Terror in My Gut by Donna Smith I stepped up to the appointment check-in desk last Thursday as I prepared to have the CT scans needed to find out what the heck is going on with my body.  Many know I have been ill off […]

The French way of cancer treatment

The French way of cancer treatment

By Anya Schiffrin      ReutersFebruary 12, 2014 When my father, the editor and writer Andre Schiffrin, was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer last spring, my family assumed we would care for him in New York. But my parents always spent part of each year in Paris, where my father was born, and soon after he […]

Pennsylvania Single Payer Advocates

Recent Uninsured Trends and the ACA

Recent Uninsured Trends and the ACA

by Paul Ricci      Monday, April 14, 2014                                                                                                 […]

Pennsylvania Medicaid Polling Results

Pennsylvania Medicaid Polling Results

In a poll of 750 Pennsylvania voters released April 8, 59% of Pennsylvanians believe that the  Pennsylvania state government should accept the federal funding to expand Medicaid coverage. 30%  were opposed to the idea , and 11% were unsure. The same poll showed Gov. Corbett trailing a generic Democratic candidate 34% to 56%. Complete polling […]

The single payer movement expands

The single payer movement expands

A Pennsylvanian nonprofit advocates for the system rather than HIXs Tammy Worth, Contributing Writer  http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com   March 14, 2014 Even as the Affordable Care Act is in its nascent stages, some states are already looking toward 2017 when they can request waivers to opt out of the healthcare exchanges. And a small, but persistent, movement has […]

System in waiting

System in waiting

Pittsburgh Post Gazette March 2, 2014 12:00 AM  In “Bigger Hospitals, Higher Prices” (Feb. 23 Forum) Shannon Brownlee and Vikas Saini present a strong indictment of the rapid consolidation of health care systems, essentially creating monopolies and concentrating power, as we’ve experienced in Pittsburgh. This has resulted in unsustainable cost increases without an accompanying improvement […]

A Crusader on What Ails Artists

A Crusader on What Ails Artists

By BEN SISARIO     FEB. 18, 2014 Julie Sokolow has made a documentary about the issues faced by uninsured artists. Credit Jeff Swensen for The New York Times PITTSBURGH — Beer bottles clinked and indie-rock classics played overhead at a gallery opening here on a Friday night recently, as one artist after another chatted […]

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