Showing posts with label Single Payer HealthCare 4 All PA. Show all posts
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Medicare for All Forum in Johnstown, PA



Bernie Sanders has introduced a Medicare for All (formerly single payer) bill to the Senate for consideration.  He garnered 16 cosponsors in the Senate including Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cory Booker.  It has no chance of passing the current congress as they are now considering yet another repeal of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) but it can be the catalyst for a better healthcare system in the future.  We must pick up the torch (not a tiki torch or a literal torch) and speak out.  Here is just such an opportunity:


Medicare for All Forum
Cambria County Library Community Room
Thursday, September, 28
5:30-7PM

A discussion on how universal health care that is not profit driven can save money and lives. 


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Monday, March 27, 2017

As The ACA (Obamacare) Replacement Fails, the ACA and Single Payer are More Popular than Ever

The past weeks events regarding the proposed ACA (or Obamacare) repeal and replacement must be causing some amusement among Barack Obama and his minions.  The question remains: Where do we go from here?

The Real Clear Politics Average of public opinion polls has shown a steady increase in support for the ACA since the November election.  According to the average 48% of the US public now support the law while 43.8% oppose.  In previous years the law had consistently poor support from the public.  The few of these polls that asked the reason for the poor support of the law (which I have chronicled in previous posts) showed that a significant number of those opposed it because the law was "not liberal enough."  When this number is added to those who support the law, you have a majority of 54%.  This number has been consistent throughout all of the polls that have asked this question.



These polls do not always specify which changes to the ACA would be needed to make it more liberal.  One poll from May 2016 by the Gallup organization (and summarized by Philip Bump in the Washington Post) did ask respondents about their attitudes toward implementing a single payer plan.  The graph above shows that about 55% support single payer with surprisingly 41% of Republicans supporting it.  This number is close to the 54% I found who want a more liberal healthcare law.  I'm going to make a leap of faith that those who want a 'more liberal' healthcare really meant a single payer plan.
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Friday, May 20, 2016

Organizing a chapter of Healthcare 4 All PA for Cambria and Surrounding Counties

One way of keeping the Momentum from the primary going is to advocate for the causes that we care about. One of our Single payer healthcare which covers everyone while controlling costs and is used in almost every industrialized country except our own.

Healthcare 4 All PA is an organization advocating for a Single Payer here in Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, May 24 at 7pm there will be an organizing meeting at the PRESS Bistro where we will learn about the organization and brainstorm about activities. Anyone in the area is welcome.  For more information on the state organization see http://www.healthcare4allpa.org/
 


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Saturday, July 18, 2015

WIUP FM Podcast on Single Payer Heathcare (Cross Post with HC4AllPA)

In early 2014 I participated in a radio discussion on the need for comprehensive single payer healthcare reform on WIUP FM radio in Indiana, PA.  Eric Barker of the Center for Community Growth in Indiana, PA hosted the program.  I was on a panel with fellow Health Care for All PA Will Ferrell (not the actor) and IUP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, my Alma Mater) Grad Student Cybil Moore.  The discussion lasts for 33 min.  

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Monday, March 30, 2015

The Affordable Care Act Having Little Effect on PA's Uninsured in 2013

This post is a Cross-Post with healthcare4allPA.org.  
trends PA SAHIE The Census Bureau has released the 2013 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates for all counties and states in the US. The trend for the Pennsylvania and the US from 2006-2013 can be seen above. The US rate has decreased from a high of 17.7% in 2010 to 16.8% in 2013. Likewise the PA rate has decreased from a high of 12.1% in 2010 to 11.6% in 2013. The last quarter of 2013 was when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went fully into effect. The 10 counties with the highest rates in the state are given below. Since 2009, Philadelphia County had the highest rate in the state but in 2013 Sullivan county had a 2.4% increase in the 2013 (outside it's margin of error) rate and replaced Philly as the top rate in PA. Philadelphia County had an increase of 0.7% in 2013 which was exactly at its margin of error. The top 10 for 2012 are shown below as well as the trend for the state and its 67 counties.

county % Uninsured 2013 MOE Uninsured 13 (+/- %)
1 Sullivan 17.10 1.60
2 Philadelphia 16.50 .70
3 Forest 15.00 1.60
4 Susquehanna 14.20 1.20
5 Juniata 14.10 1.30
6 Snyder 14.10 1.30
7 Lancaster 14.00 .90
8 Monroe 14.00 1.10
9 Potter 14.00 1.30
10 Clinton 13.70 1.30
 

county % Uninsured 2012 MOE Uninsured 12 (+/- %)
1 Philadelphia 15.80 .70
2 Sullivan 14.70 1.40
3 Lancaster 14.50 .90
4 Susquehanna 14.40 1.20
5 Mifflin 14.30 1.30
6 Forest 14.20 1.50
7 Juniata 14.10 1.30
8 Crawford 13.80 1.10
9 Bedford 13.70 1.10
10 Indiana 13.60 1.20
 
County % Uninsured2008 % Uninsured2009 % Uninsured2010 % Uninsured2011 % Uninsured2012 % Uninsured2013
Pennsylvania 10.60 11.70 12.10 12.00 11.70 11.60
Adams 11.60 12.40 12.40 12.50 12.30 12.40
Allegheny 9.10 10.40 10.40 10.30 10.20 9.80
Armstrong 12.20 11.80 12.10 12.10 11.30 11.80
Beaver 9.70 9.90 10.20 10.90 10.10 9.80
Bedford 12.80 12.80 14.40 14.30 13.70 12.70
Berks 10.40 12.40 12.40 12.70 13.10 12.30
Blair 10.30 11.80 12.20 11.20 11.20 10.90
Bradford 11.60 12.90 13.80 13.40 13.10 12.80
Bucks 7.60 8.00 8.80 8.70 8.70 8.50
Butler 8.70 9.80 9.70 9.60 9.10 8.60
Cambria 11.10 12.10 12.00 11.20 10.60 10.40
Cameron 12.50 13.00 13.10 12.40 11.80 11.90
Carbon 11.60 11.90 13.40 12.40 12.20 12.20
Centre 10.60 11.20 12.60 11.80 12.00 11.60
Chester 7.90 8.50 9.50 9.50 8.80 8.80
Clarion 12.70 13.60 13.80 13.50 12.40 12.10
Clearfield 12.60 13.50 13.20 12.70 11.80 12.70
Clinton 11.50 12.60 13.40 13.80 11.90 13.70
Columbia 11.30 11.90 12.00 11.90 10.20 11.10
Crawford 13.20 14.10 14.60 14.80 13.80 13.70
Cumberland 9.30 9.90 9.70 9.70 9.70 9.60
Dauphin 10.20 11.80 11.70 11.70 11.60 12.00
Delaware 9.10 10.00 10.90 10.20 10.60 10.60
Elk 9.90 10.70 10.80 11.30 10.30 9.60
Erie 11.00 11.30 11.90 12.50 10.60 10.90
Fayette 12.10 13.80 13.50 13.30 12.80 12.50
Forest 13.40 15.10 14.20 13.90 14.20 15.00
Franklin 12.80 13.80 14.00 14.60 13.20 13.50
Fulton 12.90 13.30 13.30 12.90 12.60 12.30
Greene 10.90 13.10 11.30 11.10 10.10 10.10
Huntingdon 12.80 15.30 12.30 12.70 11.50 11.80
Indiana 12.00 13.70 13.90 12.50 13.60 13.40
Jefferson 12.10 12.70 14.20 13.90 13.00 13.00
Juniata 13.60 14.30 15.60 14.40 14.10 14.10
Lackawanna 10.20 11.10 12.60 12.20 11.80 11.10
Lancaster 13.20 13.90 14.40 14.20 14.50 14.00
Lawrence 12.10 11.90 12.70 12.30 11.70 11.10
Lebanon 11.60 11.70 12.10 11.10 12.30 12.60
Lehigh 11.60 12.00 12.80 13.30 13.60 13.00
Luzerne 10.40 11.40 12.90 12.50 12.70 12.50
Lycoming 10.70 12.40 12.60 13.50 11.50 11.30
McKean 10.30 12.90 12.40 11.90 11.90 11.40
Mercer 10.70 11.90 12.10 12.00 10.70 11.50
Mifflin 12.90 14.50 15.80 14.90 14.30 13.50
Monroe 12.20 12.50 13.40 14.40 13.50 14.00
Montgomery 7.30 8.00 8.10 8.40 8.00 8.30
Montour 7.90 10.00 10.00 10.50 8.90 9.00
Northampton 9.80 11.40 11.10 11.10 11.20 11.30
Northumberland 12.10 13.30 13.30 13.00 12.90 12.40
Perry 12.90 12.10 14.20 14.40 12.80 13.00
Philadelphia 13.80 16.30 16.50 16.30 15.80 16.50
Pike 12.40 11.50 13.60 13.10 13.60 12.90
Potter 11.30 13.10 14.40 13.70 12.70 14.00
Schuylkill 10.70 12.10 12.00 12.30 12.30 11.90
Snyder 12.40 15.10 14.00 14.90 13.30 14.10
Somerset 13.30 14.10 15.00 13.90 12.80 13.40
Sullivan 15.60 14.80 15.90 14.30 14.70 17.10
Susquehanna 12.70 13.40 14.80 14.00 14.40 14.20
Tioga 12.70 14.70 14.70 14.20 13.40 12.50
Union 13.70 16.70 13.70 12.30 12.00 12.20
Venango 10.90 12.40 12.90 12.30 12.10 12.10
Warren 10.00 11.90 12.40 12.70 12.10 11.70
Washington 10.70 10.10 10.70 10.70 9.60 9.60
Wayne 13.20 13.20 14.80 13.50 12.90 13.10
Westmoreland 9.90 10.10 10.50 10.20 9.60 9.30
Wyoming 11.00 11.30 11.30 11.80 11.90 11.50
York 10.30 10.20 11.10 11.70 10.90 10.90
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