Pa. residents will see expanded healthcare through the American Rescue Plan. Here’s how | Opinion

BY: - March 23, 2021

The COVID stimulus bill represents the boldest expansion of health care in a decade that will lower health care costs and expand access to coverage.


Long live Obamacare. Now it’s NoMalarkeyCare | Dick Polman

BY: - March 22, 2021

Not only did Obamacare survive the Mar-a-Lago loser – and 10 years of attempted Republican sabotage – but today it’s more alive than ever.


Medical Errors: A cause of death that needs more attention | Opinion

BY: - March 14, 2021

The concepts of improvement and prevention, especially against the leading causes of death, are a focus of Patient Safety Awareness Week which is March 14-20. 


7 things that President-elect Biden can achieve on health care | Opinion

BY: - November 17, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden has plenty of work ahead of him; reining in the out-of-control pandemic tops the list, and beyond that, there are significant challenges on health care in general.


Why unions need the Affordable Care Act | Opinion

BY: - November 15, 2020

Unions cannot stand idly by and watch as others try to rip health insurance away from our members and the people and communities they serve.

The U.S. Supreme Court could strike down the Affordable Care Act. Here’s what’s at stake

BY: - November 10, 2020

The fate of the sweeping 2010 health care law known as Obamacare is again in limbo, with the Supreme Court hearing arguments Tuesday over whether that statute should be overturned.


Pa. is in the middle of a 2020 ‘litigation arms race’ that’s only going to escalate | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 26, 2020

Eight days out, expect the blizzard of lawsuits to continue well past Election Day with swing states like Pa. playing a starring role.

Pa.’s Casey: Affordable Care Act in ‘grave danger’ if Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court 

BY: - October 7, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., , raised alarms Wednesday about the possibility of the Affordable Care Act being overturned if a conservative U.S. Supreme Court justice is confirmed in the next few weeks.


If Obamacare goes away, here are eight ways your life will be affected | Analysis

BY: - September 30, 2020

If the Supreme Court strikes down the ACA, it seems unlikely to me that a meaningful replacement will be put in place.

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 […]


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 […]