healthcare-reform

In second visit to Pa. in a week, Trump touts SCOTUS pick, stokes fears about mail-in voting

BY: - September 26, 2020

Trump also promised to increase penalties for attacking police, land a man on Mars, protect the natural gas industry, and reform healthcare.

‘We want Pa. to thrive, not just survive,’ progressive coalition says as it rolls out its legislative agenda

BY: - July 28, 2020

A coalition of progressive advocacy groups, spanning a myriad of constituencies and the state, rolled out a massive legislative agenda Tuesday that calls for a higher minimum wage; more money for public education; paid family leave, and other initiatives that they say will allow “all Pennsylvanians to thrive, not just survive.” The roll-out, coordinated by […]

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Insurance companies and Big Pharma are fighting. And you’re left holding the bag | Opinion

BY: - February 20, 2020

By Simon F. Haeder Americans pay more for their prescription drugs than any other nation in the world. And the discrepancies are growing. Indeed, while per capita spending in the US today exceeds $1,000, the Germans and French pay about half that. Surprisingly, until the mid-1990s, the United States was really not an outlier when […]

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The Affordable Care Act is helping women of color in Pa. Now it’s at risk | Opinion

BY: - February 12, 2020

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 20 million Americans have been able to afford health insurance. Many of those same people would have been turned away because of pre-existing conditions

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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders

With Iowa caucuses closing in, where do the 2020 Dems stand on health care coverage? | Analysis

BY: - January 17, 2020

By Simon F. Haeder With the Iowa caucuses closing in, there’s no doubt that health care is one of the most important topics of debate for many Americans. The 2020 Democratic candidates have all talked about their proposals for health health reform using terms like universal coverage, public option, “Medicare for All,” and single-payer. What […]

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Let’s not turn back the clock on affordable health care in Pa. | Opinion

BY: - January 15, 2020

Call your local lawmaker and tell them to support a House Democrat's proposal to protect those with pre-existing conditions.

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DNC Chair Tom Perez to shine healthcare spotlight on Pa., key battleground states | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 10, 2020

With Obamacare on the line in the courts, the big fight is over what comes next.

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The crisis no one wants to discuss: What to do when a loved one needs long-term care | Opinion

BY: - January 7, 2020

It's never easy to learn that a loved one has serious health issues. But having an idea of options once the shock dissipates can ease the burden.

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Obamacare Lawsuit: Why Pa. needs to prepare for the worst | Opinion

BY: - January 3, 2020

Pa. should start thinking about alternatives to the ACA. It's possible to mitigate the effects of a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the law.

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How every Pa. Cong. District would fare if the ACA is overturned | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 23, 2019

Republicans need healthcare too: 385,000 people in GOP districts would lose coverage -- two are represented by targeted congressmen.

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Undoing Obamacare would do more than just hurt Americans’ health | Opinion

BY: - December 23, 2019

The status quo in health care has shifted dramatically, and Americans, even if they despise Obamacare in the abstract, do not want to go back to 2009.

‘People’s lives are on the line,’ Pa’s top insurance official says after federal court strikes down Obamacare mandate

BY: - December 19, 2019

Even though its final destination is likely the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal appeals court’s ruling Wednesday striking down the Obamacare insurance mandate will destabilize markets and perhaps lead some people to drop their coverage, Pennsylvania’s top insurance official warned Thursday. “Healthcare in America should not come down to haves and have nots; left vs. […]