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ACA Having Little Effect on Uninsured in 2013

ACA Having Little Effect on Uninsured in 2013

The Census Bureau has released the 2013 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates for all counties and states in the US.  The trend for the Pennsylvania and the US from 2006-2013 can be seen above.  The US rate has decreased from a high of 17.7% in 2010 to 16.8% in 2013.  Likewise the PA rate has […]

ACA Support “All Time High” with Changes Wanted

ACA Support “All Time High” with Changes Wanted

 Views of the ACA Now Reps Dems Inds Working well, keep as is  6%  1% 14%  5% Good things, but changes needed  60%  41% 73% 61% Needs to be repealed entirely  32%  56% 13%  32% In the five years since it’s passage, polling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still remarkably consistent.  The above […]

What are the barriers to real health reform?

What are the barriers to real health reform?

By Marcia Angell, M.D. Prepared remarks of Dr. Angell at a panel titled “Persistent Barriers to Reform of the American Health Care System” at the 27th Annual Policy Research Conference of the National Academy of Social Insurance in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 28, 2015. www.pnhp.org This country has long subscribed to the ideology that the […]

HCA and the Anti ACA Tea Party are Symbiotic

HCA and the Anti ACA Tea Party are Symbiotic

Mother Jones has a piece describing how, of the 52 legal briefs filed in the King v. Burwell case before the Supreme Court, 21 are from those who support the plaintiffs and none of these are businesses.   The major legal brief in favor of the defendant was from the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).  […]

Insured but not covered, article in the New York Times

Insured but not covered, article in the New York Times

Read it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/sunday-review/insured-but-not-covered.html

Resources for Pennsylvania Single Payer

Getting Real about Single Payer

Getting Real about Single Payer

The Economic Argument for the Long Term Power Point Presentation by Walter Tsou, MD, MPH

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 […]

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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