healthcare-reform

COMMENTARY

How Americans are bankrupted by health care costs: 4 questions answered | Analysis

BY: - November 24, 2019

Just how big a problem are medical bankruptcies? For someone going through one, it's devastating. And it happens far more often than you might think.

COMMENTARY

Insurance approval delays caused my patient needless suffering. Reform is imperative | Opinion

BY: - November 22, 2019

More than one out of four physicians in a nationwide survey by the American Medical Association say prior authorization has led to a serious adverse event for at least one of their patients.

COMMENTARY

‘The whole idea is peace of mind:’ Gov. Tom Wolf urges Pa. residents without insurance to get coverage

BY: - November 7, 2019

The open enrollment window closes on Dec. 15. Starting next year, Pa. residents will be able to obtain coverage through a state-run exchange.

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This is how the U.S. can afford ‘Medicare for All’ | Opinion

BY: - October 10, 2019

Every candidate is offering a plan, ranging from Joe Biden’s ACA upgrade to Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” that would abolish private health insurance.

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Pa. can’t rely on Washington to fix surprise spikes in medical bills | Opinion

BY: - July 14, 2019

Not surprisingly, these unexpected bills are one of the few remaining issues that have been condemned by members of both parties.

Dems warn looming health care ruling could be ‘catastrophic’

BY: - July 11, 2019

Nearly 20 million people nationwide, including 857,000 in Pennsylvania, who get health coverage through programs created under the law could lose coverage if the act is repealed

COMMENTARY

State’s takeover of Obamacare marketplace is a win for Pa., but it’s only the first step | Opinion

BY: - July 11, 2019

Running your own marketplaces is certainly better than relying on a federal government that seems hellbent on running the Affordable Care Act into the ground. Nevertheless, the road can be quite rocky—and there will be potholes.

‘Obnoxious’ Texas case could cost thousands in Pa. their health insurance, Pa. Sen. Casey warns

BY: - July 9, 2019

"They never had a back-up plan. They don't seem to give a damn if this coverage is ripped away," the Pennsylvania Democrat said during a conference call with home state reporters Tuesday.

COMMENTARY

Yes, we can ensure health care coverage and save costs in Pa. | Bryan Cutler and Frank Dermody 

BY: - June 7, 2019

More than a dozen states are already operating their own exchanges, delivering coverage, care and cost-cutting.

Joe Biden rallies in Philadelphia, drawing sharp contrasts with Trump in a key 2020 state

BY: - May 18, 2019

Out ahead in early polls, the former veep tied himself to President Barack Obama, promised to not to speak ill of other Democrat, and said he's the only candidate who can beat Donald Trump in 2020.

Pa. U.S. Rep. Scanlon questions the best path to ‘elusive’ universal health care

BY: - May 1, 2019

The suburban Philadelphia Democrat is seeking answers about what a “just transition” to Medicare for All would look like and “how we achieve that elusive universal coverage.”

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There’s a reason they call it the ‘Affordable’ Care Act. That’s why we need to preserve and protect it | Opinion

BY: - April 30, 2019

We must make sure all Americans have access to good doctors without fear of bankruptcy.