Category Archives: Health Care

PA DPW Drops Plan to End Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (http://www.pahealthaccess.org): PA Department of Public Welfare Secretary Bev Mackereth announced that DPW has dropped plans to end Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD) program. The vital program for workers with disabilities was slated … Continue reading

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Save Health Care for Eight Million Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): One advocacy action during our event at the Proctor Institute is to ensure affordable, appropriate health care continues to be available for working families! Join us now, and take action at http://www.childrensdefense.org/take-action/Save-8-Million-Childrens-Health-Care.html. The Children’s … Continue reading

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July 30 Marks 49th Anniversary of Medicare—Take Action for Single Payer Health Care

From Physicians for a National Health Program (http://www.pnhp.org): Scroll down for action. July 30 marks the 49th anniversary of the signing into law of Medicare, one of our nation’s most treasured social insurance programs. Almost overnight, millions of Americans age 65 … Continue reading

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How the Pennsylvania Budget Will Affect Children

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): On July 10, Gov. Tom Corbett signed a $29 billion state budget for fiscal 2014-15 after line-item vetoing $72.2 million in appropriations related to legislative spending in an effort to force the General Assembly … Continue reading

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We Need Your Help: Medicaid Expansion is on the Move!

From the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (http://www.pilcop.org): Contact your legislators and ask them to vote to temporarily expand Medicaid and provide coverage to hundreds of thousands of individuals at no cost to the state. The House Human Service Committee … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally

The Commonwealth Fund (http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/fund-reports/2014/jun/mirror-mirror) June 2014 By Karen Davis, Kristof Stremikis, David Squires, and Cathy Schoen The United States health care system is the most expensive in the world, but this report and prior editions consistently show the U.S. underperforms … Continue reading

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Support PA House Bill to Expand Medicaid Now

From the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (http://www.pilcop.org/): The House Human Service Committee has voted a bill out of committee that would temporarily expand Medicaid for the hundreds of thousands of people who need it, while we wait to learn the … Continue reading

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Close the PA Budget Gap By Closing The Coverage Gap: Expand Medicaid Now—June 9, Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (http://www.pahealthaccess.org): Join us at the Capitol on June 9th to tell lawmakers: The solution to Pennsylvania’s budget shortfall is Medicaid Expansion. Pennsylvania is facing a $1.3 billion budget shortfall – a gap lawmakers need to close before … Continue reading

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Urge Senators Casey and Toomey to Take Care of Our Veterans

We’ve all known for some time that the veterans’ health system needs real reform. And while President Obama and Secretary Shinseki have done admirable work to reduce the backlog, we’ve long needed solutions that get to the root of the … Continue reading

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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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