Healthcare 4 All PA

WIUP-FM Podcast on Single Payer

WIUP-FM Podcast on Single Payer

In early 2014 I participated in a radio discussion on the need for comprehensive single payer healthcare reform on WIUP FM radio in Indiana, PA.  Eric Barker of the Center for Community Growth-Indiana, PA hosted the program.  I was on a panel with fellow Health Care for All PA Will Ferrell (not the actor) and […]

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Healthcare4AllPA Endorses Healthcare Justice March, National Mall, August 1, 2015

Healthcare4AllPA Endorses Healthcare Justice March, National Mall, August 1, 2015

Medicare Turns 50 This Summer! Health Care 4 All PA recognizes the profound significance of the establishment of Medicare as a key step in moving towards a truly universal health care system.  We endorse the Healthcare Justice March.  National changes often begin in the states, and that is why HC 4 All PA is focused […]

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Dwight Michael OpEd in Gettysburg Times

Dwight Michael OpEd in Gettysburg Times

Healthcare for All PA board member Dwight Michael, MD had an OpEd in the Gettysburg Times on April 9.  Here is the text of the article. Our healthcare system: Can we afford it for much longer? by Dwight Michael, MD Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2015 Gettysburg Times We are five years into the Affordable Care […]

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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 […]

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Reps Dems Inds Working well, keep as is  6%  1% 14%  5% Good things, but changes needed  60%  41% 73% 61% Needs to be repealed entirely  32%  56% 13%  32% In the five years since it’s passage, polling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still remarkably consistent.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

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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).  […]

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SCOTUS: Retiree Health Not Guaranteed

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has unanimously ruled on Monday that because a union contract does not explicitly guarantee the continuation of retiree health benefits then retirees are not assured of these benefits.  The details of the case M&G Polymers USA v. Tackett can be read in the link above.  The opinion was written by Justice Clarence […]

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The Business Case for Single Payer

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VT Gov. Shumlin’s Inauguration Disruption

After barely winning reelection in 2014 and saying the costs of implementing the first statewide single payer healthcare system were too high, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin backed down from his promise to implement the law he signed in 2010.  Single Payer activists in the state wholeheartedly disagree and made their voices heard at his Inauguration […]

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