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Single Payer Alive and Well in Massachusetts

Single Payer Alive and Well in Massachusetts

Donald Berwick ran a campaign for governor of Massachusetts (home of Romneycare the model for the Affordable Care Act) on a single payer platform.  Previously he ran the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services in the Department of Health and Human Services.  He ran against better funded candidates State Attorney General Martha Coakley (who had […]

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The Myth of the Conservative Voter

The Myth of the Conservative Voter

Note. This post comes from my blog Thinking Slowly. Although I usually only post items that deal specifically with health care at the PUSH website, one of the issues measured in this survey is support for single payer, and its results may help us to understand why it’s difficult to get legislators to support universal […]

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Tom Corbett to PA’s Working Poor:  “Drop Dead!” Pt. 4

Tom Corbett to PA’s Working Poor: “Drop Dead!” Pt. 4

Part 4. What We Can Do On Tuesday, February 5, PA Governor Tom Corbett stated that at this time he cannot recommend accepting $38 billion in federal funding to expand Medicaid, thereby denying medical assistance to more than 700,000 Pennsylvanians. So far, I’ve discussed empirical studies demonstrating that Medicaid improves health and saves lives, the costs and benefits of Medicaid, how […]

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