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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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Healthcare4AllPA Endorses Healthcare Justice March, National Mall, August 1, 2015

Healthcare4AllPA Endorses Healthcare Justice March, National Mall, August 1, 2015

Medicare Turns 50 This Summer! Health Care 4 All PA recognizes the profound significance of the establishment of Medicare as a key step in moving towards a truly universal health care system.  We endorse the Healthcare Justice March.  National changes often begin in the states, and that is why HC 4 All PA is focused […]

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Former Rep. Allyson Schwartz’s Medicare Advantage

Former Rep. Allyson Schwartz’s Medicare Advantage

She has a new job and we are wondering how her goals will affect our tax dollars and delivery of Medicare . Read more here.

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ACA Having Little Effect on Uninsured in 2013

ACA Having Little Effect on Uninsured in 2013

The Census Bureau has released the 2013 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates for all counties and states in the US.  The trend for the Pennsylvania and the US from 2006-2013 can be seen above.  The US rate has decreased from a high of 17.7% in 2010 to 16.8% in 2013.  Likewise the PA rate has […]

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ACA Support “All Time High” with Changes Wanted

ACA Support “All Time High” with Changes Wanted

 Views of the ACA Now Reps Dems Inds Working well, keep as is  6%  1% 14%  5% Good things, but changes needed  60%  41% 73% 61% Needs to be repealed entirely  32%  56% 13%  32% In the five years since it’s passage, polling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still remarkably consistent.  The above […]

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What are the barriers to real health reform?

What are the barriers to real health reform?

By Marcia Angell, M.D. Prepared remarks of Dr. Angell at a panel titled “Persistent Barriers to Reform of the American Health Care System” at the 27th Annual Policy Research Conference of the National Academy of Social Insurance in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 28, 2015. www.pnhp.org This country has long subscribed to the ideology that the […]

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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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Insured but not covered, article in the New York Times

Insured but not covered, article in the New York Times

Read it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/sunday-review/insured-but-not-covered.html

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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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$375 billion wasted on billing and health insurance-related paperwork annually: study

$375 billion wasted on billing and health insurance-related paperwork annually: study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 12, 2015 Contact: Mark Almberg, PNHP communications director, 312-782-6006, mark@pnhp.org Medical billing paperwork and insurance-related red tape cost the U.S. economy approximately $471 billion in 2012, 80 percent of which is waste due to the inefficiency of the nation’s complex, multi-payer way of financing care, a group of researchers say. The […]

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