Single-Payer

Organizing for Single-Payer Health Care in the Philadelphia Region

Health Care for All Philadelphia is a coalition of health professionals and activists dedicated to achieving a publicly financed, single payer health plan that provides one standard of cost-effective, high quality care for all people.

Updates

Letter to USA Today

Re:  Donald Trump and Medicare for All

If you were the CEO of a company called the US Health Care System and told your Board of Directors that your system spent 40% more per capita than your competing countries, wasted $750 billion on wasteful and duplicative care, paid the highest drug prices in the world – by far, left 30 million uninsured and an equal number with deductibles that would bankrupt the average American family, and had a life expectancy for all this money that put your company in the bottom 25% of developed nations, what would the Board say?  How about chuck the current business plan?  Find out what the other countries are doing better than us and steal their best ideas.  That is why 70% of Americans support Medicare for All.  What is radical is maintaining a health system that is this complex and greedy.

October 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Letter to USA Today

Join us at the Philadelphia Town Hall on Healthcare Justice Nov. 16th!

Join Healthcare for All Philadelphia, Students for a National Health Plan, PASNAP, and many more groups for a town hall on healthcare justice this upcoming Thursday, November 16th at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia (2125 Chestnut Street) from 7-9 PM. 

Guest speakers Patty Eakin, President of the nurses union PASNAP and Tim Faust, a healthcare policy expert from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Healthcare and single payer correspondent for Jacobin Magazine.

At the event, groups from across Philadelphia who support the fight for single payer will be sharing details about the strategy of their work and to discuss the potential of forming a citywide single payer coalition to fight for a City Council resolution in support of Bernie Sanders’ Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act and Pennsylvania House Bill 1688.

 

November 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Join us at the Philadelphia Town Hall on Healthcare Justice Nov. 16th!

Healthcare for All at the First Meeting of the New 42nd Ward

On October 12th, Healthcare for All Philadelphia attended the first meeting of the 42nd Ward in Northeast Philadelphia, hosted by the newly elected leader Sharon Vaughn, to talk to members of the ward about House Bill 1688 and changes in healthcare under the Trump administration.

Healthcare for All members Kay Lasker and Barbara Johnson with Organizer Natalie Midiri and Ward Leader Sharon Vaughn at the meeting.

October 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Healthcare for All at the First Meeting of the New 42nd Ward

State Senator Art Haywood Announces Plans for a Single Payer Bill

State Senator Art Haywood (D, Montgomery/Philadelphia County) has announced plans to introduce a single payer bill into the Pennsylvania senate later in the year!

Check out this video of Senator Haywood’s announcement, including remarks from Healthcare for All’s Field Organizer, Natalie Midiri, and representatives from the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, the Pennsylvania Federation of the Brotherhood of Maintenance and Way, and the Pennsylvania Women’s March.

September 28, 2017 | Comments Off on State Senator Art Haywood Announces Plans for a Single Payer Bill