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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 Subsidies in Jeopardy by the Halbig Case

The Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) provides subsidies for purchasers of insurance who fall between 133% and 400% of the federal poverty level to help them to afford the premiums.  The Halbig decision says that only state exchanges can provide these subsides because the ACA specifically says only state exchanges provide subsidies.  Pennsylvania is one […]

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Life. Liberty. The Pursuit of Health Care!

Life. Liberty. The Pursuit of Health Care!

By Ron Stouffer and Rosie Skomitz   http://commonsense2.com If you like your health insurance, you can keep it. If you like your medical care providers, you can keep them. President Obama should have known better than to offer such improbable assurances. After all, these are insurance companies he’s dealing with. Keeping Your Health Insurance When has […]

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Beyond Obamacare Forum to be aired on PCN-TV

Beyond Obamacare Forum to be aired on PCN-TV

PCN-TV is running the forum held at Franklin and Marshall in its entirety, Mon, November 25, at 9 am, Tues at 11 am and Wed at 2:45 am: Beyond Obamacare:  Fixing a Broken Healthcare System with a One-Payer Solution and a Focus on Prevention and Healing, Not Profits A Panel Discussion with Gerald Freidman, UMASS […]

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Neely: Single-payer health care system saves money, time

Neely: Single-payer health care system saves money, time

By Jamie TobiasNeely in The Spokesman Review   Contrast the following emergency room visits: One evening a couple of years ago, my husband and I were attending the movie “The Social Network” in downtown Spokane when suddenly I looked over to see my husband’s eye bulging out of its socket. He couldn’t blink, and he seemed so disoriented […]

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Healthcare for All PA August Newsletter

Healthcare for All PA August Newsletter

      President Bob Mason Announces Quarterly Retreat and Board Meeting Health Care 4 All PA is excited to hold its Quarterly Strategy Retreat and Board Meetings in State College and Bellefonte, on Saturday, August 16 and August 17 respectively.  Our board members and activists from across the state will converge for creative and […]

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Medicare Advantage No, Single Payer Yes

Medicare Advantage No, Single Payer Yes

Medicare has contracted with private insurance plans – previously referred to as Medicare HMOs and now called Medicare Advantage plans – since 1985. Such plans, most of them for-profit, currently cover about 27 percent of Medicare enrollees and have been growing at a fast clip. UnitedHealth and Humana are among the largest players in this […]

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30 Million to Remain Uninsured Under Obamacare

30 Million to Remain Uninsured Under Obamacare

A study released today finds that between 29.8 million and 31.0 million people will remain uninsured after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2016. The research team from Harvard Medical School and the City University of New York School of Public Health projects that the demographic composition of today’s uninsured population will change […]

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Top health insurance bosses earn millions

Top health insurance bosses earn millions

Barbara Nagy, Conn. Health I-Team Writer    Updated 9:54 am, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 UnitedHealth Group: Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO and president, reportedly earns a total (stock gains + salary) over $100 million a year, making him the most highly compensated CEO in the United States, according to therichest.org. Health care reform, new Wall Street regulations and […]

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Single-Payer Activists Keep Dream of Universal Healthcare Alive

Single-Payer Activists Keep Dream of Universal Healthcare Alive

May 15, 2013 — Wes Brain was uninsured last winter when a tonsillectomy showed signs of throat cancer. He qualified for the high-risk Oregon Medical Insurance Pool, which the state has administered through Regence BlueCross BlueShield. But gaining access to that insurance soon proved a big obstacle for the Ashland resident, when Regence erroneously told […]

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