State Representative Pam DeLissio Hosts Town Hall on Single Payer

July 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, July 28 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., hosted over 60 citizens for her 66th Town Hall on Wednesday to discuss the concepts behind DeLissio’s legislation, H.B.1688, the Pennsylvania Health Care Plan, a Medicare for all-style single-payer plan she intends to introduce later this year.

She said the discussion was interactive and informative, as one participant later posted, “I am at a Town
“H.B. 1688, to be re-introduced shortly, is NOT government run health care,” DeLissio said. “Health care providers and health care facilities would remain in the private sector. State government would be responsible for establishing a system in which a single, public or quasi-public agency organizes the health care financing to support health care access. Cost controls (including administrative costs, pharmaceutical costs etc.), and citizens having sufficient ‘skin in the game’ are critical components of this plan.”