Supreme Court

HCA and the Anti ACA Tea Party are Symbiotic

HCA and the Anti ACA Tea Party are Symbiotic

Mother Jones has a piece describing how, of the 52 legal briefs filed in the King v. Burwell case before the Supreme Court, 21 are from those who support the plaintiffs and none of these are businesses.   The major legal brief in favor of the defendant was from the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).  […]

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SCOTUS: Retiree Health Not Guaranteed

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has unanimously ruled on Monday that because a union contract does not explicitly guarantee the continuation of retiree health benefits then retirees are not assured of these benefits.  The details of the case M&G Polymers USA v. Tackett can be read in the link above.  The opinion was written by Justice Clarence […]

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Rebecca Pruveadenti’s Letter Published in the Erie Times

Rebecca Pruveadenti’s Letter Published in the Erie Times

  This Letter was published in the Erie Times on July 15th Single-payer still best system.  It was written by Rebecca Prudevanti of the NW Healthcare for All PA Chapter.The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) was upheld by the Supreme Court and many on the left are unhappy with the ACA and President Obama. This law […]

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The Supreme Pennsylvania Medicaid Decision

The Supreme Pennsylvania Medicaid Decision

Little noticed in all of the celebrating over the Supreme Court’s decision was the part of it that said that the federal government cannot take away federal funding for states that refuse to implement the Medicaid expansion that is contained in the Affordable Care Act.  States will be reimbursed for the expansion 100% in 2014 […]

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Healthcare 4 All PA Response: Supreme Court Ruling on PPACA and Implications for the Single Payer Solution

Healthcare 4 All PA Response: Supreme Court Ruling on PPACA and Implications for the Single Payer Solution

This is the official Healthcare for All PA response from Executive Director Chuck Pennacchio to the Supreme Courts decision on Thursday.   Dear Friends of the Proven Single Payer Solution: The Supreme Court of the United States ruled this morning, by a narrow 5-4 decision, that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is […]

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The Friday Morning Quarterback

The Friday Morning Quarterback

So much is being written about yesterday’s Supreme Court decision “upholding” the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that it’s hard to gain a clear perspective on the consequences of the decision. One week for now, I may regret most of what I’ve written here. Here’s the Court’s decision. For those interested in just the basics, check out The […]

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Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

It’s Wednesday. Here’s something to think about while we’re waiting for the nine Supreme beings to come down from the mountaintop tomorrow and hand us the tablet that will mean life or death for thousands of Americans. By now, you probably know the recent history of health care reform. The individual mandate—the requirement that everyone purchase health […]

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Healthcare Polls in Anticipation of SCOTUS Decision

Healthcare Polls in Anticipation of SCOTUS Decision

With the political class anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS for short) decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as if it were an endless Christmas night (Healthcare 4 All PA has prepared official responses for the possible ways in which it may rule).  There has been a flurry of new polls on the act […]

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Healthy Artists Video on Bicyclists Injury

Healthy Artists Video on Bicyclists Injury

Any day now the Supreme Court of the United States or SCOTUS will announce it’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare.  Julie Sokolow at Healthy Artists has produced another video clip profiling an artist, Daniel Menges who experienced an injury while riding his bicycle and was aided by the Affordable Care Act.  […]

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Protecting the Parasites:  The Irony of Obamacare

Protecting the Parasites: The Irony of Obamacare

Earlier this month, the Green Party called on the Supremes to strike down the individual mandate and put an end to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their argument is that the ACA is merely a multibillion dollar public subsidy for the insurance, pharmaceutical and medical industries. This is certainly true. But they go on to predict that […]

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