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Talking Points: The Pennsylvania Health Care Plan

Talking Points: The Pennsylvania Health Care Plan

   Elimination of co-pays, deductibles, out-of-pocket expenses and networks Gives citizens the freedom and flexibility to choose their health care providers Provides comprehensive coverage Preserves the private practice of medicine Health care providers would have autonomy over patient care. Elimination of premiums; replaced by a 3% tax on adjusted gross income Businesses will pay a […]

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Former Rep. Allyson Schwartz’s Medicare Advantage

Former Rep. Allyson Schwartz’s Medicare Advantage

She has a new job and we are wondering how her goals will affect our tax dollars and delivery of Medicare . Read more here.

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Getting Real about Single Payer

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

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

Our crowdfunding campaign has ended but you can still Donate to our cause here.    

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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 #1688 will give comprehensive health care to every Pennsylvanian. There are 67 counties in our […]

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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 […]

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