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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Middle Class In Every Pa. County Has Shrunk Since 1970s (Press Release from KRC)

Middle Class In Every Pa. County Has Shrunk Since 1970s (Press Release from KRC)

The Keystone Research Center has released a report detailing how the income share for Pennsylvania’s middle class has shrunk since 1978 in each county.  The full text of their press release is below.  New Census data on the uninsured for Pennsylvania and it’s counties for 2013 will be out tomorrow to give us a glimpse of how […]

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Health Insurance and Mortality, Part 2

Health Insurance and Mortality, Part 2

Please read Part 1 of this post before continuing. Not surprisingly, there have been several criticisms of the Sommers, Long and Baicker study. Here are the main ones I’ve been able to identify so far, and my comments on each. It’s too good to be true. The New York Times reports that experts are “skeptical of the magnitude and suddenness of the […]

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Health Insurance and Mortality, Part 1

Health Insurance and Mortality, Part 1

In 2006, Massachusetts implemented the country’s first comprehensive health care reform (“Romneycare”). It made health insurance mandatory for nearly all citizens, expanded Medicaid to cover people earning up to 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL), and provided health insurance subsidies for people with incomes up to 300% of FPL. It became the structural model for the […]

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