Category Archives: Health Care

Medicare Madness – How Americans Can Lose Benefits in a Hospital

Joel S. Hirschhorn, Nation of Change, News Analysis Tuck away the many horror stories of the wrong limbs being amputated, things being left in surgery patients, terrible infections picked up in hospitals and totally wrong diagnoses.  More relevant is a bureaucratic … Continue reading

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Tell the Federal Government that We Need Real Medicaid Expansion

From the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (http://www.pilcop.org): We only have until March 28th to tell the federal government that Governor Corbett’s “Healthy PA” plan is unhealthy. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Governor Corbett could accept federal money that would extend … Continue reading

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Families USA Seeks Field Director

Families USA is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Field Director to lead organization-wide efforts to build and maintain relationships with state-based health care advocates and allied organizations. The Field Department equips state advocates with resources, tools, and technical assistance … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Support Single Payer Healthcare for All

The cause of universal healthcare is alive and well. Not only is the state of Vermont moving toward a single-payer system, but Vermont’s U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced a bill and is holding a hearing on the benefits other … Continue reading

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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/02/27-6 by Donna Smith The dysfunction of the US health care system does more damage than causing the deaths and the bankruptcies forced on the sick and injured who don’t have enough coverage or cash to afford life-saving care. … Continue reading

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SNAP, Unemployment Benefit Cuts Have Substantial Medical Repercussions

The New York Times, January 30, 2014 With SNAP and unemployment benefits targeted for cuts and “partisan arguments raging about budget deficits, fiscal restraint, entitlement fraud and economic recovery indicators[,]” the medical repercussions of these short-sighted funding decreases seem to … Continue reading

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Families USA Seeking Field Director

Families USA is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Field Director to lead organization-wide efforts to build and maintain relationships with state-based health care advocates and allied organizations. The Field Department equips state advocates with resources, tools, and technical assistance … Continue reading

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Economist Speaks in Pittsburgh About Single Payer

From Health Care for All PA (http://www.healthcare4allpa.org/): Economist Gerald Friedman PhD spoke in November about the Pennsylvania Health Care System. A study released in March of 2013 (http://www.healthcare4allpa.org/education-fund/donate-to-ed-fund/) confirms that this Single Payer system is viable and would provide comprehensive health … Continue reading

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Single-Payer Activism Gets Boost from Obamacare

Posted at http://www.healthcare-now.org/single-payer-activism-gets-boost-from-obamacare By Claire Hughes for the Times Union – Dr. Richard Propp and Alice Brody thought Obamacare might sink their movement. Instead, based on the interest they say they are getting, the federal Affordable Care Act has buoyed their cause … Continue reading

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Single-Payer is Not Dead

Froma Harrop, Nation of Change, Op-Ed Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/single-payer-not-dead-1389711871 The prospects for single-payer health care — adored by many liberals, despised by private health insurers and looking better all the time to others — did not die in the Affordable … Continue reading

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