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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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The Top Posts from the PUSH Blog

The Top Posts from the PUSH Blog

There is a lot to digest in all of the 221 posts that have been imported from the PUSH Blog site.  Here is a summary of the top ones according to the built in stat counter and Google Analytics. 1.  Bob Mason’s Letter to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette State President Bob Mason’s letter to the editor […]

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Yin and Yang of Statistics vs. Anecdotes in Educating the Public on Single Payer

Yin and Yang of Statistics vs. Anecdotes in Educating the Public on Single Payer

The yin and yang of statistics vs anecdotes from University of Pittsburgh   I have completed my third Master’s degree with this presentation on the conflicts if anecdotes and statistics in persuading the public on an issue.  The slides are above and the videos from it are below.  The first one is a healthy artists […]

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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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A Nous la Liberte

A Nous la Liberte

Each week, Dr. Aaron Carroll, one of the bloggers at The Incidental Economist, releases a 5-10 min video called “Health Care Triage,” in which he discusses current issues in health. This week’s installment will be of special interest to single payer advocates, since it concerns the French health care system, which he considers the best in […]

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Bob Mason:  Letter to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Bob Mason: Letter to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

System in Waiting March 2, 2014 In “Bigger Hospitals, Higher Prices” (Feb. 23 Forum) Shannon Brownlee and Vikas Saini present a strong indictment of the rapid consolidation of health care systems, essentially creating monopolies and concentrating power, as we’ve experienced in Pittsburgh. This has resulted in unsustainable cost increases without an accompanying improvement in care. Many researchers […]

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Will Ferrell and Larry the Cable Guy’s take on the Affordable Care Act and Single Payer

Will Ferrell and Larry the Cable Guy’s take on the Affordable Care Act and Single Payer

Not This Will Ferrell Healthcare for All PA board member Will Ferrell (not the star of Anchoman 2) has shared the great clip above of NBCs medical analyst Dr. Nancy Snyderman endorsing single payer. I had to share with you all.  Will Ferrell has also had an Op/Ed posted in the Delaware County Times  on […]

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