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Cover the Commonwealth with Medicaid Expansion

From Project H.O.M.E. (http://www.projecthome.org): Right now, Pennsylvania has a historic opportunity to offer 800,000 Pennsylvanians health insurance through Medicaid Expansion. This will provide peace of mind for thousands of low-income families and individuals, AND create hundreds of jobs, save the … Continue reading

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Number of Uninsured Up Another Million

Posted at http://www.healthcare-now.org/number-of-uninsured-up-another-million/   September 16, 2011   By John Gever for MedPage Today –   A record 49.9 million Americans were without health insurance during 2010, up almost 2% from the 49.0 million uninsured in 2009, the Census Bureau … Continue reading

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Coalition on Human Needs Declares the Recession is Not Over for a Record-Breaking 46.2 Million Poor Americans

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org):   In the aftermath of the Census poverty data release, check out CHN’s Poverty Day 2011 page (http://www.chn.org/issues/statistics/povertyday2011.html) for analyses from many organizations and other resources.   More than 100 Million are Poor … Continue reading

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For Record Number of Americans, Recession Is Far From Over

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):   National poverty rate hit 15.1% last year, the highest level since 1993   As the recession took its toll last year, more Americans fell into poverty, saw their incomes decline and … Continue reading

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Is Poverty a Death Sentence?

By Senator Bernie Sanders Posted: 9/13/11 03:39 PM ET   The crisis of poverty in America is one of the great moral and economic issues facing our country. It is very rarely talked about in the mainstream media. It gets … Continue reading

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Census Survey Shows Troubling Trends in Health Care

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org):   Earlier this week, the Census Bureau released its annual Current Population Survey. The Census Bureau data on health insurance reflects three negative trends: The number of American workers with job-based health coverage has declined to … Continue reading

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Urge Super Committee Member Senator Toomey and the PA Congressional Delegation to Protect Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org):   The debt ceiling agreement reached in early August established a 12-member “super committee” charged with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction by November 23. The first organizational meeting of the super committee was held on … Continue reading

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Healthcare Navigator/Organizer—Philadelphia Unemployment Project (hiring immediately)

From the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (http://www.philaup.org/):   Healthcare Navigator/Organizer: Description   The Philadelphia Unemployment Project has a long history of advocating for access to health care for the uninsured.  We are currently hiring for a Health Care Navigator/Organizer to assist … Continue reading

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adultBasic in Pennsylvania is About to End—Sign Petition to Save It

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (http://www.pahealthaccess.org):   You have to see this video.  It’s about Roseanne, a mother of two who lives in Perkasie, Pennsylvania.  At one point Roseanne says she’d rather die than become a burden to her … Continue reading

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Health Care in the News and on the Web

From Faithful Reform in Health Care (http://www.faithfulreform.org):   The 2007 – 2009 Recession And Health Insurance Coverage:  A new study, published Dec. 6th, in the journal Health Affairs, “examines changes in health insurance coverage over the last decade, with a … Continue reading

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