Pennsylvania

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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Make Single Payer Health Care in PA Happen

In 2017 the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) allows states to develop their own health care system.   In Pennsylvania, we now have an extremely complicated multiple payer system. The payers are private insurance companies and costly non-profit companies that act like the for-profits. Each company offers a multitude of plans, each with varying levels […]

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Trends in the Uninsured are Flat by Race and Gender for Pennsylvania

Trends in the Uninsured are Flat by Race and Gender for Pennsylvania

The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) for Pennsylvania can be broken down by gender at the state and county level and by ethnicity at the state level only. For race the trends can be seen in the table below.  The trends for the three groups were similar with Hispanics having rates more than double […]

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Pennsylvania’s New Fiscal Year Without Expanded Medicaid

Pennsylvania’s New Fiscal Year Without Expanded Medicaid

Via: The Advisory Board CompanyThe Fiscal Year (FY) begins every July 1 in every state, the Federal FY begins October 1.  This year the legislature passed and the governor signed a $28.4 billion budget.  The Republican controlled State Senate voted 40-10 to include Medicaid (sponsored by House Republican Dan Moul of Adams and Franklin county) […]

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My life was threatened by the multi-company, private health insurance system we currently have (repost from Joanne Tosti-Vasey’s Blog)

My life was threatened by the multi-company, private health insurance system we currently have (repost from Joanne Tosti-Vasey’s Blog)

Healthcare for All PA state Board Member and past PA Now President has written an article in http://civilrightsadvocacy.net/ on her own personal struggles with the insurance industry.  It is reposted here with her permission.  The name of the blog has changed to Healthcare for All PA PUSH to reflect that we are a chapter of […]

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Governor Corbett Budget Address Today

Governor Corbett Budget Address Today

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett-R will make his third budget address to the state legislature on Tuesday, Feb. 5.  He is expected to promote plans to privatize the state liquor store system, to further keep the state’s budget balanced without raising taxes on the wealthy or Marcellus shale drilling.  He also may announce whether or not […]

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National, State, & County Uninsured Estimates

National, State, & County Uninsured Estimates

The Census Bureau has two estimates of the uninsured that comes out every year.  One for the national and state level which is based on the Current Population Survey and the other for the State and County level which is the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates or SAHIE that I’ve written many posts about here.  […]

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